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Famous Hispanic Athletes

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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.
  • Tony Romo

    Age: 40
    Antonio Ramiro Romo (born April 21, 1980) is an American football television analyst and retired quarterback who played 14 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He...  more
  • Oscar De La Hoya (; born February 4, 1973) is a Mexican-American former professional boxer who, in 2002, also became a boxing promoter and, in 2018, a mixed martial arts (MMA) promoter. As a boxer,...  more
  • Ted Williams

    Dec. 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 1939–1942 and...  more
  • Mark Travis John Sanchez (born November 11, 1986) is a former American football quarterback. He played college football at the University of Southern California (USC), and was drafted by the New York...  more
  • Jack Louis Del Rio Jr. (born April 4, 1963) is a former American football coach and player. He played linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for five NFL teams between 1985–1996. He played...  more
  • Ron Rivera

    Age: 58
    Ronald Eugene "Ron" Rivera (born January 7, 1962) also known as "Riverboat Ron" is an American football coach and former player who is the head coach of the Washington Football Team of the National...  more
  • Richard Alan Rodriguez (born May 24, 1963) is an American football coach and former player. He is the offensive coordinator at Ole Miss. Rodriguez previously served as the head football coach at...  more
  • James William Plunkett (born December 5, 1947) is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for sixteen seasons. He achieved his greatest success during...  more
  • Jeffrey Jason Garcia (born February 24, 1970) is a former American football and Canadian football quarterback. After attending high school and junior college in Gilroy, California, Garcia played...  more
  • Jesse Russell Orosco (born April 21, 1957) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who holds the major league record for career pitching appearances, having pitched in 1,252 games. He...  more
  • Michael Anthony Muñoz (born August 19, 1958), is a former American football offensive tackle who played 13 seasons for the National Football League's Cincinnati Bengals. Muñoz is widely considered...  more
  • Tom Flores

    Age: 83
    Thomas Raymond Flores (born March 21, 1937) is an American former professional football coach and player. He and Mike Ditka are the only two people in National Football League history to win a Super...  more
  • Joe Kapp

    Age: 82
    Joseph Robert Kapp (born March 19, 1938) is an American former football player, coach, and executive. He played college football as a quarterback at the University of California, Berkeley. Kapp...  more
  • Tom Fears

    Dec. at 78 (1922-2000)
    Thomas Jesse Fears (December 3, 1922 – January 4, 2000) was an American football split end for the Los Angeles Rams in the National Football League (NFL), playing nine seasons from 1948 to 1956. He...  more
  • Marc Robert Bulger (; born April 5, 1977) is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons, almost entirely with the St. Louis Rams. He...  more
  • Patrick Corrales (born March 20, 1941) is an American former professional baseball catcher, manager, and coach, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB), from 1964 to 1973, primarily for the...  more
  • Bobby Chacon (November 28, 1951 – September 7, 2016) was an American two-time world boxing champion at Featherweight (1974) and Super Featherweight (1982). Chacon had a record of 59 wins, 7 losses...  more
  • Danny Lopez may refer to: Danny Lopez (boxer) (born 1952), American former boxer Danny Lopez (consul) (born 1974), British Consul General to New York Danny López Soto (1944–2011), legislator in...  more
  • Mia Rosales St. John (born June 24, 1967) is an American Mexican professional boxer and former World Boxing Council (WBC) champion in the super welterweight division. She is also the IBA and IFBA...  more
  • Alfredo Benavides (born April 7, 1966) is an American former Major League Baseball infielder. Benavides is now a coach with the Cincinnati Reds....  more
  • Johnny Tapia

    Dec. at 45 (1967-2012)
    John Lee Anthony Tapia (February 13, 1967 – May 27, 2012) was an American professional boxer who competed from 1988 to 2011. He held multiple world championships in three weight classes, including...  more
  • Evan Michael Longoria (born October 7, 1985), nicknamed Longo, is an American professional baseball third baseman for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in...  more
  • Anthony Nomar Garciaparra (; born July 23, 1973) is an American retired Major League Baseball player and current SportsNet LA analyst. After playing parts of nine seasons as an All-Star shortstop...  more
  • Joel Martin Zumaya (born November 9, 1984) 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...  more
  • Donnie Edwards (born April 6, 1973) is a former American football linebacker from San Diego, California. He played for thirteen seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the Kansas City...  more