Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative

List Rules
Athletes who have shown, or mentioned in interviews, public support for Republican candidates or conservative causes.

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.
  • Robert Luther "Lute" Olson (born September 22, 1934) is an American retired Hall of Fame basketball coach, who has been inducted into both the Basketball Hall of Fame (2002), the National Collegiate ...more
  • Mark David McGwire (born October 1, 1963), nicknamed Big Mac, is an American former professional baseball first baseman. His Major League Baseball (MLB) playing career spanned from 1986 to 2001 while ...more
  • Michael Keller Ditka (born October 18, 1939) is an American former football player, coach, and television commentator. A member of both the College Football (1986) and Pro Football Hall of Fame ...more
  • Michael William Krzyzewski (born February 13, 1947) is an American college basketball coach and former player. Since 1980, he has served as the head men's basketball coach at Duke University, where ...more
  • Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Jr., (born October 10, 1974) is an American, semi-retired, professional stock car racing driver. He is a team owner, author, and an analyst for NASCAR on NBC. Earnhardt ...more
  • Lynn Nolan Ryan Jr. (born January 31, 1947), nicknamed The Ryan Express, is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher and a previous chief executive officer (CEO) of the Texas Rangers. ...more
  • Osborne Earl (Ozzie) Smith (born December 26, 1954) is an American former baseball shortstop who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals from 1978 to ...more
  • Jon Steven Young (born October 11, 1961) is a former professional American football quarterback who played 15 seasons in the National Football League (NFL) and is best known for his 13 seasons with ...more
  • Vincent Edward "Bo" Jackson (born November 30, 1962) is an American former baseball and football player. He is the only professional athlete in history to be named an All-Star in both baseball and ...more
  • Michael Joseph Piazza (; born September 4, 1968) is a former American professional baseball catcher who played 16 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), from 1992 to 2007. He played most notably for ...more
  • Michael Dean Bossy or, according to some sources, Michael Jean Bossy (born January 22, 1957) is a Canadian former ice hockey player who played for the New York Islanders for his entire career and was ...more
  • Karl Anthony Malone (born July 24, 1963) is an American retired professional basketball player. Nicknamed "The Mailman", Malone played the power forward position and spent his first 18 seasons ...more
  • Anthony Kevin Dungy ( DUN-jee; born October 6, 1955) is a former professional American football player and coach in the National Football League (NFL). Dungy was head coach of the Tampa Bay ...more
  • Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra (May 12, 1925 – September 22, 2015) was an American professional baseball catcher, who later took on the roles of manager and coach. He played 19 seasons in Major League ...more
  • Jerral Wayne Jones (born October 13, 1942) is an American billionaire businessman and has been the owner of the National Football League (NFL)'s Dallas Cowboys since 1989.
  • Alois Terry Leiter (; born October 23, 1965) is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) left-handed starting pitcher. Leiter pitched 19 seasons in the Major Leagues for New York Yankees, Toronto Blue ...more
  • Thomas William Osborne (born February 23, 1937) is a former American football player, coach, college athletics administrator, and politician from Nebraska. He served as head football coach of the ...more
  • Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez (born July 27, 1975), nicknamed "A-Rod", is an American former professional baseball shortstop and third baseman who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB),  ...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
  • For others with a similar name see Antonio Muñoz (disambiguation). Antonio Munoz (born February 18, 1964) is a Democratic member of the Illinois Senate, representing the 1st District since 1999. The ...more
  • Barry William Zito (born May 13, 1978) is an American former professional baseball pitcher and musician. He played 15 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Oakland Athletics and San ...more
  • Bryan Bartlett Starr (January 9, 1934 – May 26, 2019) was a professional American football quarterback and coach. Starr played college football at the University of Alabama, and was selected by the ...more
  • 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 Ben.
  • Bernard Joseph Kosar Jr. (born November 25, 1963) is a former American football quarterback who played professionally in the National Football League (NFL). Kosar played for the Cleveland Browns from ...more
  • Thomas Michael Glavine (born March 25, 1966) is an American retired professional baseball player. A pitcher, Glavine played in Major League Baseball for the Atlanta Braves (1987–2002, 2008), and New ...more