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Five Famous Athletes from Idaho

Idaho may not have a national baseball or football league, but we do have famous athletes.  Here are five famous athletes who spent time growing up in the Gem State!


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Matt Sullivan/Stringer, Getty Images
1

Paul Kruger

Rexburg, Idaho
 
 

This former Ravens NFL linebacker is now a Cleveland Brown.  He attended college at Utah and was born in Rexburg, Idaho.

 
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Mike Powell/Staff, Getty Images
2

Picabo Street

Triumph, Idaho
 
 

Her athleticism is as unique as her name.  She joined the US Olympic Ski Team at the tender age of 15 and finally took home the gold medal in the 1998 Winter Olympics in the Super G event.

 
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Pool/Pool, Getty Images
3

Kristin Armstrong

Boise, Idaho
 
 

Armstrong is a two-time Olympic gold medalist in the women's cycling event.  She may have been born in Memphis, Tennessee but she spent a lot of time here in Idaho.  She trained at the Boise Family YMCA and even attended the University of Idaho.

 
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Streeter Lecka/Staff, Getty Images
4
 
 

Peterson, better known as "Speedy" was a three-time Olympian.  In the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics he won the silver medal in freestyle skiing. Sadly, his life was cut short on July 25, 2011 because of a suicide.  This Boise born Olympian is still missed today.

 
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Stringer, Getty Images
5

Jake Plummer

Boise, Idaho
 
 

Other than his beautiful mustache, Plummer is a former NFL quarterback who played for the Arizona Cardinals, Denver Broncos, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  He was born and raised in Boise where he attended High School, but then moved to Arizona State to attend college.

 

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