These famous Olympians from New Jersey have achieved some of the highest honors in sports history just by qualifying for the Olympics, as most athletes will never be chosen to represent their countries. Not all of them took home the gold, but they certainly brought pride to their home state. The iconic Shaquille O'Neal competed in the Olympics and hails from New Jersey. There are also up and coming stars - like Nolan Kasper and Jamie Greubel - who were born in the Garden State.
Which Olympians were born in New Jersey? Read below to find out.
George MehnertDec. at 67 (1881-1948)
Greg GatesAge: 94
Horace BrownDec. at 85 (1898-1983)
Jimmy DouglasDec. at 74 (1898-1972)
Bill SheppellAge: 94
Danny SzetelaAge: 33
Kazbek TambiAge: 59
Mae FaggsDec. at 68 (1932-2000)