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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    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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    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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    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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    Jeret "Speedy" Peterson

    Boise, idaho

    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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    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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