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A List of Famous Hispanic Athletes, with photos! These are some of the most well known Mexican Americans in the United States. Currently, over 10% of the population of the United States is Hispanic. Mexican American culture is robust and full of history, with a focus on family. The people on this list vary in importance, from Mexican American heroes to simple sources of pride within America's Mexican community.

Who are the most famous Hispanic athletes in the world? These lists include as many famous Hispanics as possible, that said, finding all of them would be a very difficult task. Mexican immigrants are an important part of the fabric that is the great American melting pot. They include many important, distinguished, and notable people within the USA.
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Tony Romo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Tony Romo age 37 - Antonio Ramiro "Tony" Romo is an American football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He played college football for Eastern Illinois University, an ...more

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Oscar de la Hoya is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Oscar de la Hoya age 44 - Oscar De La Hoya is a retired Mexican American professional boxer. Nicknamed "The Golden Boy," De La Hoya won a gold medal at the Barcelona Olympic Games shortly after graduating from ...more

Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Ted Williams Died at 84 (1918-2002) - Theodore Samuel "Ted" Williams was an American Major League Baseball left fielder, and later manager. Williams played his entire 19-year major league career for the Boston Red Sox from ...more

Mark Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Mark Sanchez age 31 - Mark Travis John Sanchez is an American football quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He was drafted in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft as the fifth ...more

Jack Del Rio is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Jack Del Rio age 52 - Jack Louis Del Rio, Jr. is an American football coach who is currently the head coach of the Oakland Raiders. He was a professional football player who played linebacker for four teams over ...more

Ron Rivera is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Ron Rivera age 53 - Ronald Eugene Rivera is an American football coach and former player, and is currently the head coach of the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League where he won the 2013 AP NFL Coach ...more

Rich Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Rich Rodriguez age 52 - Richard Alan "Rich" Rodriguez is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head football coach at the University of Arizona. Rodriguez previously served as the ...more

Jim Plunkett is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Jim Plunkett age 70 - Jim Plunkett is a football player.

Jeff Garcia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Jeff Garcia age 47 - Jeffrey Jason Garcia is a former American football and Canadian football quarterback who is currently the quarterbacks coach for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. After ...more

Jesse Orosco is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Jesse Orosco age 58 - Jesse Russell Orosco is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who holds the major league record for career pitching appearances. He pitched most notably for the New York Mets in the ...more

Anthony Muñoz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Anthony Muñoz age 59 - Michael Anthony Muñoz, is an American Pro Football Hall of Fame offensive tackle who played 13 seasons for the National Football League's Cincinnati Bengals. Muñoz is considered ...more

Tom Flores is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Tom Flores age 78 - Thomas Raymond "Tom" Flores is a retired American football quarterback and coach. Flores and Mike Ditka are the only two people in the National Football League history to win a ...more

Joe Kapp is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Joe Kapp age 79 - Joseph Robert Kapp is a former professional American and Canadian football quarterback. He is also a former college football head coach of the University of California, and a former general ...more

Tom Fears is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Tom Fears Died at 78 (1922-2000) - Thomas Jesse Fears was a Mexican-American football split end for the Los Angeles Rams in the National Football League, playing nine seasons from 1948 to 1956. He was later an NFL assistant coach ...more

Marc Bulger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Marc Bulger age 38 - Marc Robert Bulger is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for eleven seasons. He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the sixth round of the ...more

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Pat Corrales is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Pat Corrales age 74 - Patrick Corrales, is a former catcher and manager in Major League Baseball who played from 1964 to 1973, primarily for the Cincinnati Reds and also for the Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis ...more

Bobby Chacon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Bobby Chacon age 66 - Bobby Chacon is an American former two-time world boxing champion.

Danny Lopez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Danny Lopez age 63 - Danny Lopez is an American former boxer. He was a world champion at featherweight, and a very popular fighter both in television and Southern California during the 1970s. His nickname is Little

Mia St. John is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Mia St. John age 48 - Mia Rosales St. John is a Mexican-American professional boxer and former WBC champion in the super welterweight division. She is also the IBA and IFBA lightweight champion. She is also a model, ...more

Freddie Benavides is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Freddie Benavides age 49 - Alfredo Benavides is a former Major League Baseball infielder of Mexican American descent. Benavides is now a coach for the Cincinnati Reds. He is an alumnus of Texas Christian University. ...more

Johnny Tapia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Johnny Tapia Died at 45 (1967-2012) - John Lee Anthony "Johnny" Tapia was an American five-time boxing world champion from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Evan Longoria is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Evan Longoria age 30 - Evan Michael Longoria, nicknamed "Longo", is a Major League Baseball third baseman for the Tampa Bay Rays. Formerly, Longoria was a star infielder for the Long Beach State University ...more

Nomar Garciaparra is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Nomar Garciaparra age 42 - Anthony Nomar Garciaparra is a former American Major League Baseball player and current ESPN analyst. After playing parts of nine seasons as an All-Star shortstop for the Boston Red Sox, he ...more

Joel Zumaya is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Joel Zumaya age 31 - Joel Martin Zumaya is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He pitched in Major League Baseball for the Detroit Tigers from 2006 through 2010. He is known for his record-breaking ...more

Donnie Edwards is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Donnie Edwards age 42 - Donnie Edwards is a former American football linebacker from San Diego, California. He played for thirteen seasons in the National Football League for the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Diego ...more

Tony Casillas is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Tony Casillas age 54 - Tony Steven Casillas is a retired American football defensive lineman in the National Football League from 1986 through 1997. While at the University of Oklahoma he helped win the 1985 NCAA ...more

Greg Camarillo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Greg Camarillo age 33 - Greg Camarillo is a former American football wide receiver. He played college football at Stanford. He was signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2005. Camarillo also ...more

Roberto Garza is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Roberto Garza age 36 - Roberto Garza is an American football center who is currently a free agent in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in fourth round of the 2001 NFL Draft, and in ...more

Louis Vasquez is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Louis Vasquez age 28 - Louis Nicholas Vasquez is an American football offensive guard for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the third round of the 2009 NFL ...more

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Manny Fernandez is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Manny Fernandez age 71 - Manuel Jose Fernandez is a former American football player of who played eight seasons for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He played in three Super Bowls for the Dolphins.

Max Montoya is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Max Montoya age 59 - Max Montoya is a former professional American football guard who played 16 seasons in the National Football League.

Moses Moreno is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Moses Moreno age 40 - Moses Nathaniel Moreno is a former American football quarterback. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 7th round in the 1998 NFL Draft out of Colorado State. He attended Castle Park High ...more

Raul Allegre is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Raul Allegre age 56 - Raul Enrique Allegre is a former football placekicker in the National Football League. In his career he kicked for the Baltimore Colts, Indianapolis Colts, New York Giants, and the New York ...more

Jorge Cantú is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Jorge Cantú age 33 - Jorge Luís Cantú Guzmán is a Mexican Major League Baseball third baseman who currently plays for the Doosan Bears of the Korean Baseball Organization. Married to Mexican ...more

Fernando Vargas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Fernando Vargas age 38 - Fernando Javier Vargas is a retired American boxer of Mexican descent and two-time world champion, who won a bronze medal as an amateur at the 1995 Pan American Games in Mar del Plata. His ...more

Michael Carbajal is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Michael Carbajal age 48 - Michael Carbajal is an American five-time world boxing champion of Mexican descent. His nickname was "Little Hands Of Stone," after his favorite boxer,"Hands Of Stone"

Matt Garza is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Matt Garza age 32 - Matthew Scott "Matt" Garza is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball. He made his MLB debut in 2006 with the Minnesota Twins, and ...more

Michael Young is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Michael Young age 39 - Michael Brian Young is an American former professional baseball infielder who played with the Texas Rangers, Philadelphia Phillies, and Los Angeles Dodgers during his 14-year career. Originally ...more

Freddy Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Freddy Sanchez age 38 - Frederick Phillip "Freddy" Sanchez, Jr. is an American former Major League Baseball second baseman. Sanchez played for the Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants. ...more

Carlos Palomino is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Carlos Palomino age 66 - Carlos Palomino is a retired Mexican professional boxer. Palomino is a former WBC Welterweight Champion and member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Palomino is also an actor who has ...more

Augie Ojeda is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Augie Ojeda age 41 - Octavio "Augie" Ojeda is an American former professional baseball infielder. He attended the University of Tennessee, throws right-handed, and is a switch hitter.

Andre Ethier is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Andre Ethier age 33 - Andre Everett Ethier, is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Having been denied the capacity of playing for Division I during college, Andre eventually made his way ...more

Brian Fuentes is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Brian Fuentes age 40 - Brian Christopher Fuentes is an American former professional baseball pitcher in Major League Baseball. He played for the Seattle Mariners, Colorado Rockies, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, ...more

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Dan Haren is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Dan Haren age 35 - Daniel John Haren is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball. Haren has also played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Oakland Athletics, Arizona ...more

Rocky Juarez is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Rocky Juarez age 35 - Ricardo Rocky Juarez is a professional Mexican-American boxer. Juarez has a current professional record of 30 wins, 10 losses and 1 draw, with 19 wins coming by way of knockout.

Eric Chavez is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Eric Chavez age 38 - Eric Cesar Chavez is an American former professional baseball third baseman. He played in Major League Baseball for the Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees, and Arizona Diamondbacks. Chavez won ...more

Carlos Quentin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Carlos Quentin age 33 - Carlos José Quentin is an American professional baseball outfielder who is a free agent. He has previously played in Major League Baseball for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox, ...more

Sergio Romo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Sergio Romo age 32 - Sergio Francisco Romo is a Mexican-American professional baseball pitcher for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. He has pitched for the Giants since 2008. As a closer for the ...more

Anthony Calvillo is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Anthony Calvillo age 43 - Anthony Calvillo is a former Canadian Football League quarterback. He is professional football's all-time passing yards leader, and first in all-time CFL passing yards. In his career, he passed ...more

Omar Quintanilla is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Omar Quintanilla age 34 - Omar Quintanilla is an American professional baseball infielder in the Colorado Rockies organization. He has played in Major League Baseball for the Rockies, Texas Rangers, New York Mets and ...more