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Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative

Famous Conservatives
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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
age 48
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
Richard Petty is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
age 81
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
age 41
Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. (born August 3, 1977) is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). Brady has played in nine Super ...more
Bo Schembechler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
Dec. 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
age 78
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
age 87
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
age 78
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
age 49
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
age 28
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
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
age 89
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
age 66
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
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
Dec. 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
Brett Favre is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative
age 46
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
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
age 68
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
age 59
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
age 90
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
age 60
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
age 56
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
Dec. 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
age 79
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
age 73
Vincent Kennedy "Vince" McMahon is an American professional wrestling promoter, former announcer, commentator, film producer, actor, and occasional professional wrestler currently ...more