Category: Past

Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson

Flashback Athlete of the Month for August 2022 Bio Highlight Bio Standing just 6-feet tall, Allen Iverson became one of the most lethal scorers in NBA history. While he was frequently the smallest player on the court, he could get anywhere he wanted because of his quickness, strength, and handle. Nicknamed “The Answer,” Iverson left […]

Henrik Lunqui

Henrik Lunqui

Flashback Athlete of the Month for June 2022 Instagram Bio Highlight Bio After his 15-season career with the New York Rangers of the NHL, Swedish hockey goaltender, Henry Lundqvist, retired on January 28 of 2021. Lundqvist is 40 years old, born on March 2nd of 1982 in Are, Sweden. Since his arrival to the NHL […]

Wayne Wong

Wayne Wong

Flashback Athlete of the Month for May 2022 Facebook Twitter Bio Highlight Bio From Vancouver, British Columbia, Wayne Wong has been a popular Canadian pioneer for freestyle skiing. In 1972, Wong became Skiing magazine Freestyle Skier Of The Year. During his skiing career, he developed many freestyle moves and was famous for the “Wong Banger.” […]

Mickey Rivers

Mickey Rivers

Flashback Athlete of the Month for April 2022 Facebook Bio Highlight Bio Mickey Rivers is a former baseball player for the New York Yankees. Yankees fans would nickname him “Mick the Quick” for his incredible base running speed. During his time playing for the Yankees, he became an All-Star and three-time Yankee’s Most Valuable Player. […]

Jennie Finch

Jennie Finch

Flashback Athlete of the Month for March 2022 Facebook Twitter Instagram Bio Highlight Bio From La Mirada, California, Jennie Finch grew up in a family who had a love for playing softball. Her dad was her first pitching coach. She went to the University of California, Los Angeles, to play as a bat girl. She […]

Shannon Sharpe

Shannon Sharpe

Flashback Athlete of the Month for February 2022 Facebook Twitter Instagram Bio Highlight Bio Shannon Sharpe is a former tight end for the American football teams the Denver Broncos and the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He has won three Super Bowls and was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame. He is […]

Joe Montana

Joe Montana

Flashback Athlete of the Month for January 2022 Facebook Bio Highlight Bio Joe Montana is a former professional quarterback for the NFL. He played 14 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers and 2 seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. While with the 49ers he became the second quarterback to win 4 Superbowls and the first […]

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

Flashback Athlete of the Month for December 2020 Bio Highlight Bio Muhammad Ali was an American professional boxer, activist, and philanthropist. He is widely recognized as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century. He is also frequently ranked as the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time.   At 18, […]

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

Flashback Athlete of the Month for November 2021 Bio Highlight Bio Our flashback athlete for November is not only a cultural icon, but also one of the best players who ever lived, Michael Jordan. Jordan helped popularize the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s, which made him a global superstar. He played […]

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Flashback Athlete of the Month for October 2021 Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Bio Highlight Bio Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a former professional basketball player who played 20 seasons in the NBA for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers. During his career as a center, Abdul-Jabbar was a six-time NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP), a […]

Gary Carter

Gary Carter

Flashback Athlete of the Month for September 2021 Facebook Twitter Bio Highlight Bio Gary Edmund Carter was an American professional baseball player. He spent his 19-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career primarily with the Montreal Expos and the New York Mets. Carter was named an All-Star 11 times throughout his career, and he was a […]

David Cone

David Cone

Flashback Athlete of the Month for August 2021 Instagram Twitter Bio Highlight Bio David Cone is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher and the current color commentator for the New York Yankees on YES Network and WPIX. Cone made his MLB debut in 1986 and played until 2003. Cone was born in Kansas City, […]

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