There are a lot of things that Texans love: Barbeque, rodeos and country music to name a few.
Nothing, though, is more important to the state of Texas than sports. Texans love their sports.
Whether it be college football, professional football, baseball, basketball, hockey, or otherwise, Texas not only loves sports, but it also breeds athletes.
You all know plenty of these names: Kevin Durant, Emmitt Smith, Nolan Ryan, LaDainian Tomlinson, the list goes on and on.
So let's pay some tribute to the great athletic legacy that Texas has created.
Here are the 50 best athletes with ties to Texas.