Wyoming – Boyd Dowler – NFL
Having grown up in Wyoming, Packers Great Boyd Dowler had to have been pretty comfortable playing in the frozen tundra. Dowler won 5 championships and 2 Super Bowls as a wide receiver with the Packers and is widely considered one of the best players in the franchise’s storied history.
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Vermont – Carlton Fisk – MLB
The Bellows Falls native spent his first 12 years with the Boston Red Sox and the next 12 with the White Sox. “Pudge” was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000 and had his number retired by both the Red Sox and White Sox.
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Alaska – Lance Mackey – Dog Sledding
Lance Mackey is a legendary dog musher and dog sled racer out of Fairbanks, Alaska. In 2007, Mackey became the first person to win both the Iditarod and Yukon Quest races; a feat once labeled impossible. He doubled up on his achievement and won both races again in 2008.
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North Dakota – Roger Maris – MLB
Maris won two World Series Championships with the New York Yankees and held the record for most home runs in a season (61) for 37 years. The 2-time MVP and 7-time All-Star had his No. 9 jersey retired by the Yankees, and is remembered as one of the best power hitters in MLB history.
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