Delaware's Mt. Rushmore of Sports


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

Rich Gannon (Delaware Blue Hens) -
The four-time Pro Bowl quarterback was the 2002 NFL MVP.

Dallas Green (Newport; Delaware Blue Hens) -
Green managed the 1980 world champion Philadelphia Phillies.

Randy White (Wilmington) -
The nine-time Pro Bowler (1977-1985) was co-MVP of Super Bowl XII.

Harold "Tubby" Raymond (Delaware Blue Hens) -
The Blue Hens former head coach won three national championships (1971, '72, '79).

Other standouts (even more nominees in conversation)

Elena Delle Donne (Wilmington; Delaware Blue Hens)
- Led Ursuline Academy to three straight state basketball championships

Delino DeShields (Seaford)
- 463 stolen bases in 13 major league

Joe Flacco (Delaware Blue Hens)
- Led Delaware to FCS national championship game in 2007

Walt Hazzard (AKA Mahdi Abdul-Rahman) (Wilmington)
- Most Outstanding Player of 1964 NCAA Tournament (UCLA)

Frank Masley (Newark)
– Member of 1980, '84, '88 U.S. Olympic luge team

David Nelson (Delaware Blue Hens)
- 105-48-6 as Delaware's head football coach from 1951-65

Margaret Osborne DuPont (Wilmington)
- Won 37 major titles in singles, doubles and mixed doubles

John Taylor (Delaware State Hornets)
- Caught game-winning touchdown in Super Bowl XXIII; 3-time Super Bowl champion

Vic Willis (Delaware Blue Hens)
- 249 career wins in 13 major league seasons from 1898-1910