Nebraska's Mt. Rushmore of Sports

Updated: February 2, 2009, 6:14 PM ET
ESPN

ESPN reviewed the submissions and discussions on your state/region's conversation page. The four figures on Nebraska's Sports Rushmore are below:

Tom Osborne (Hastings, Nebraska Cornhuskers) - The three-time National Championship winner also won 13 conference titles and made 25 bowl appearances. He also represented Nebraska in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Bob Gibson (Omaha, Creighton) - The two-time Cy Young winner won the 1968 NL MVP and two World Series titles in 17 seasons with the Cardinals. He was also a high school basketball star who played with the Harlem Globetrotters.

Tommie Frazier (Nebraska Cornhuskers) - The quarterback of the 1994 and 1995 National Champion Huskers, Frazier was also MVP of the '95 Orange and '96 Fiesta Bowls.

Gale Sayers - The electrifying Sayers starred for the Chicago Bears in the NFL and graduated from Omaha Central High School.

Other standouts (even more nominees in conversation)

Grover Cleveland Alexander (Elba) - 3-time 30-game winner (1915-17), led NL in wins 6 times, ERA 4 times

Richie Ashburn (Tilden) - Selected to 6 All-Star games, won batting titles with PHI in 1955 and '58

Eric Crouch (Omaha, Nebraska Cornhuskers) - 2001 Heisman Trophy winner, set NCAA record with 59 Rush TD as a QB

Ahman Green (Omaha, Nebraska Cornhuskers) - 3rd in NEB Rush TD all-time, led NEB to share of 1997 National Championship

Andy Roddick (Omaha) - Won 2003 U.S. Open, 26 career singles titles

Johnny Rodgers (Omaha, Nebraska Cornhuskers) - 1972 Heisman Trophy winner, led NEB to 1970 and '71 National titles

Johnny Rosenblatt (Omaha) - Former Mayor of Omaha who helped keep/grow College World Series in city

Mike Rozier (Nebraska Cornhuskers) - 1983 Heisman winner, NEB all-time leading rusher, led NEB to 1983 Orange Bowl win

Others deserving consideration: Mark Calcavecchia (Laurel), Bob Brown (Nebraska Cornhuskers), Kyle Korver (Creighton)