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List Rules Must have shown or mentioned in interviews public support for Republican candidates or conservative causes at some point in career

This list of famous Republican athletes includes some of the most famous athletes in the world, many of whom you would have never imagined had conservative ideals. In general, professional athletes - including NFL, NBA, tennis, soccer, and MLB stars - are extremely disciplined and have had to work hard to achieve their dreams. These ideals readily lend themselves to conservative values and politics. Many athletes you may have assumed were Democrats, like Tom Brady, Brett Favre, and Joe Montana, are actually Republicans. 

Who are the most famous Republican athletes? This list includes photos and biographical information about each one of these Republican athletes. It is very interesting to see what athletes belong to the conservative Republic party. This list displays the Republican sport stars and conservative athletes who excel in sports and openly share their support for the Republican party.

Pete Sampras is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Pete Sampras age 46 - Pete Sampras is a retired American tennis player and former World No. 1. During his 14-year tour career, he won 14 Grand Slam singles titles, becoming the first player to break Roy Emerson's ...more

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Richard Petty is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Richard Petty age 79 - Richard Lee Petty, nicknamed The King, is a former NASCAR driver who raced in the Strictly Stock/Grand National Era and the NASCAR Winston Cup Series. He is most well known for winning the ...more

Tom Brady is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Tom Brady age 39 - Thomas Edward Patrick "Tom" Brady, Jr., nicknamed Tom Terrific, is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. After playing college ...more

Bo Schembechler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Bo Schembechler Died at 77 (1929-2006) - Glenn Edward "Bo" Schembechler, Jr. was an American football player, coach, and athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Miami University from 1963 to 1968 and ...more

Bob Knight is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Bob Knight age 75 - Robert Montgomery "Bob" Knight is a retired American basketball coach. Nicknamed "The General", Knight won 902 NCAA Division I men's college basketball games, the most ...more

Jim Bunning is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Jim Bunning age 84 - James Paul David "Jim" Bunning is an American former Major League Baseball pitcher and politician. During his baseball career, he pitched from 1955 to 1971, most notably with the ...more

Joe Torre is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Joe Torre age 75 - Joseph Paul "Joe" Torre is an American professional baseball executive and former baseball manager and player. A nine-time All-Star, he was a Major League Baseball catcher, first ...more

Troy Aikman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Troy Aikman age 50 - Troy Kenneth Aikman is a former American football quarterback who played for the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League. The number one overall draft pick in 1989, Aikman played twelve ...more

Tim Tebow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Tim Tebow age 29 - Timothy Richard "Tim" Tebow is an American football quarterback who is currently free agent. Tebow played for the Denver Broncos and New York Jets of the National Football League. In ...more

Peyton Manning is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Peyton Manning age 39 - Peyton Williams Manning is an American football quarterback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. A five-time league MVP, he played for the Indianapolis Colts for 14 seasons ...more

Arnold Palmer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Arnold Palmer age 87 - Arnold Daniel Palmer is a retired American professional golfer, who is generally regarded as one of the greatest players in men's professional golf history. He has won numerous events on both ...more

Cal Ripken Jr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative

Bill Belichick is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Bill Belichick age 64 - William Stephen "Bill" Belichick is an American football head coach for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He also has extensive authority over the Patriots' ...more

Joe Paterno is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Joe Paterno Died at 86 (1926-2012) - Joseph Vincent "Joe" Paterno, sometimes referred to as "JoePa", was an American college football player and coach who was the head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions from ...more

Bob Feller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Bob Feller Died at 92 (1918-2010) - Robert William Andrew Feller, nicknamed "The Heater from Van Meter", "Bullet Bob", and "Rapid Robert", was an American baseball pitcher who played 18 seasons in ...more

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Brett Favre is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Brett Favre age 47 - Brett Lorenzo Favre is a former American football quarterback who spent the majority of his career with the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. He was a 20-year veteran of the ...more

Jim Kelly is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Jim Kelly age 55 - James Edward Kelly is a retired American football player, a quarterback in the National Football League for the Buffalo Bills and in the United States Football League for the Houston Gamblers. ...more

Bobby Valentine is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Bobby Valentine age 65 - Robert John "Bobby" Valentine nicknamed "Bobby V" is a former American professional baseball player and manager. He is currently the athletic director at Sacred Heart ...more

Joe Montana is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Joe Montana age 60 - Joseph Clifford "Joe" Montana, Jr., nicknamed Joe Cool and The Comeback Kid, is a retired professional American football player, a hall of fame quarterback with the San Francisco 49ers ...more

Hayden Fry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Hayden Fry age 86 - John Hayden Fry is a former American football player and coach. He played college football for Baylor University. He served as the head coach at Southern Methodist University, North Texas State ...more

Andy Reid is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Andy Reid age 59 - Andrew Walter "Andy" Reid is a professional American football coach who is the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. Reid was previously the head coach ...more

Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Roger Clemens age 54 - William Roger Clemens, nicknamed "Rocket", is a retired American baseball pitcher who played 24 seasons in Major League Baseball for four teams. Clemens was one of the most dominant ...more

Jack Kemp is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Jack Kemp Died at 74 (1935-2009) - Jack French Kemp was an American politician and a collegiate and professional football player. A Republican, he served as Housing Secretary in the administration of President George H. W. Bush ...more

Jack Nicklaus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Jack Nicklaus age 77 - Jack William Nicklaus, nicknamed "The Golden Bear", is a retired American professional golfer. He is widely regarded as the greatest professional golfer of all time, winning a total of ...more

Vince McMahon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Vince McMahon age 71 - Vincent Kennedy "Vince" McMahon is an American professional wrestling promoter, former announcer, commentator, film producer, actor, and occasional professional wrestler currently ...more

Lute Olson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Lute Olson age 82 - Robert Luther "Lute" Olson is a retired American men's basketball coach. He was most recently head coach at the University of Arizona for 25 years. He was also head coach at the ...more

Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Mark McGwire age 53 - Mark David McGwire, nicknamed "Big Mac", is an American former professional baseball player currently serving as hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers. As a first baseman, McGwire ...more

Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Mike Ditka age 77 - Michael Keller Ditka is a former American football player, coach, and television commentator. A member of both the College Football and Pro Football Hall of Fames, he was the 1961 UPI NFL Rookie ...more

Mike Krzyzewski is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Mike Krzyzewski age 68 - Michael William "Mike" Krzyzewski is an American basketball coach and former player. Since 1980, he has served as the head men's basketball coach at Duke University after taking over ...more

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Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. age 42 - Dale Earnhardt Jr.(Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr.) was born in October 10, 1974 in Kannapolis, NC and is a professional race car driver. He comes from a family of NASCAR drivers, his father was Dale ...more

Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Nolan Ryan age 70 - Lynn Nolan Ryan, Jr., nicknamed "The Ryan Express", is a former Major League Baseball pitcher and a previous chief executive officer of the Texas Rangers. He is currently an executive ...more

Ozzie Smith is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Ozzie Smith age 61 - Osborne Earl "Ozzie" Smith is a retired American baseball shortstop who played in Major League Baseball for the San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals from 1978 to 1996. Nicknamed ...more

Steve Young is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Steve Young age 54 - Jon Steven "Steve" Young is a former professional American football quarterback who played 14 seasons in the National Football League. Young played college football for Brigham Young ...more

Bo Jackson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Bo Jackson age 54 - Vincent Edward "Bo" Jackson is a retired American baseball and football player. He is the only athlete to be named an All-Star in two major American sports. He was named the greatest ...more

Mike Piazza is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Mike Piazza age 48 - Michael Joseph Piazza is an American former professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as a catcher, most notably for the New York Mets. He also played for the Florida ...more

Mike Bossy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Mike Bossy age 58 - Michael Dean Bossy or, according to some sources, Michael Jean Bossy is a Canadian former ice hockey player who played for the New York Islanders for his entire career and was a crucial part of ...more

Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Karl Malone age 53 - Karl Anthony Malone, nicknamed "The Mailman" is a retired American professional basketball power forward. He spent his first 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association with the ...more

Tony Dungy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Tony Dungy age 60 - Anthony Kevin "Tony" Dungy is a former professional American football player and coach in the National Football League. Dungy was head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1996 to ...more

Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Yogi Berra age 91 - Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra is a retired American Major League Baseball catcher, manager, and coach. He played almost his entire 19-year baseball career for the New York Yankees. He is ...more

Jerry Jones is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Jerry Jones age 73 - Jerral Wayne "Jerry" Jones Sr. is an American businessman. He is the owner, president, and general manager of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys.

Al Leiter is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Al Leiter age 50 - Alois Terry Leiter is a former Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher. Leiter pitched 19 seasons in the Major Leagues for New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, Florida Marlins, and ...more

Tom Osborne is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Tom Osborne age 78 - Thomas William "Tom" Osborne is a former American football player, coach, college athletics administrator, and politician from Nebraska. He served as the head football coach at the ...more

Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Alex Rodriguez age 41 - Alexander Emmanuel "Alex" Rodriguez, nicknamed "A-Rod", is an American professional baseball third baseman and shortstop for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. He ...more

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Anthony Muñoz is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Anthony Muñoz age 58 - 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

Antonio Munoz is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Antonio Munoz age 51 - Antonio Munoz is a Democratic member of the Illinois Senate, representing the 1st District since 1999.

Barry Zito is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Barry Zito age 37 - Barry William Zito is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Oakland Athletics organization. He stands 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 205 pounds. He has also previously played in ...more

Bart Starr is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Bart Starr age 81 - Bryan Bartlett "Bart" Starr is a former professional American football player and coach. He wore #15 and he was the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers from 1956 to 1971, during ...more

Ben Crenshaw is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Ben Crenshaw age 65 - Ben Daniel Crenshaw is an American professional golfer who has won 19 events on the PGA Tour, including two major championships: the Masters Tournament in 1984 and 1995. He is nicknamed Gentle

Bernie Kosar is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Bernie Kosar age 52 - Bernard Joseph "Bernie" Kosar, Jr. is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League. Kosar played for the Cleveland Browns from 1985 to 1993 and then finished ...more

Tom Glavine is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Tom Glavine age 49 - Thomas Michael "Tom" Glavine is an American retired professional baseball player. A pitcher, Glavine played in Major League Baseball for the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets. With 164 ...more