Florida's Mt. Rushmore of Sports

Updated: February 2, 2009, 6:45 PM ET
ESPN

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

Dan Marino (Miami Dolphins) - The Hall of Famer retired holding nearly every major NFL passing record.

Don Shula (Miami Dolphins) - Shula is the winningest coach in NFL history.

Bobby Bowden (Florida State Seminoles) - Bowden is the second-winningest coach in major college football history.

Tim Tebow (Raised in Jacksonville; Florida Gators) - The 2005 Florida high school Mr. Football was the first sophomore to win Heisman Trophy. He's the only player ever with 20 rush touchdowns and 20 passing touchdowns in same season.

Other standouts (even more nominees in conversation)

Ottis Anderson (Miami Hurricanes) - 1st 1,000-yd rusher in Miami (FL) history won Super Bowl XXV MVP in Tampa

Larry Csonka (Miami Dolphins) - Super Bowl MVP had number retired by Dolphins (1 of 3)

David Duval (Jacksonville) - Former British Open Champion won 13 times on PGA TOUR

Chris Evert (Fort Lauderdale) - 18-time Grand Slam singles champion

Bob Griese (Miami Dolphins) - Pro Football Hall of Famer, QB of undefeated '72 team

Wayne Huizenga (Dolphins, Panthers, Marlins) - At one point owned 3 of the 4 major pro teams in Miami; brought NHL and MLB to Miami; once complete owner of Dolphins and Dolphin Stadium

Jimmy Johnson (Miami Hurricanes, Miami Dolphins) - 52-9 in 5 seasons at Miami including a National Title; 64-36 in 4 seasons w/ Dolphins

Roy Jones Jr. (Pensacola) - Former best pound-for-pound boxer won titles in 4 weight classes

Shaquille O'Neal (Orlando Magic, Miami Heat) - Led both of Florida's NBA teams to Finals

Deion Sanders (Florida State Seminoles) - 3-sport standout in high school (baseball, basketball, football) and college (baseball, football, track)

Howard Schellenberger (Miami Hurricanes, FAU Owls) - Won national title with Hurricanes, started FAU program from scratch

Emmitt Smith (Florida Gators) - Leading state high school rusher, set Florida's rushing record in 3 years

Steve Spurrier (Florida Gators) - Heisman winning QB and national title winning coach

Dara Torres (Florida Gators) - Former Gator became first swimmer to compete in 5 Olympics