50 Most Famous Conservative Athletes

No one is a “perfect” conservative, but these 50 stellar professional athletes have been recognized for their conservative qualities. Show them some support by sharing this list with your friends!


1. Super Bowl-winning Quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts and current Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning is also a GOP donor.


2.Newly acquired New England Patriots QB Tim Tebow has created controversy in the sports world with his open Christian conservatism. His spiritual leadership and character have been cited as reasons for the organization’s acquisition.


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4. Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady is speculated by many analysts to be conservative-leaning.


5. Former All Star baseball outfielder Luis Gonzalez is a prominent member of the Republican Party.


6. Olympic Champion and Dancing with the Stars winner Kristi Yamaguchi has given to Republican campaigns and supported Mitt Romney.


7. Hall of Fame NBA power forward Karl Malone is a notable Republican.


8. Hall of Fame Denver Broncos QB John Elway was a Mitt Romney fundraiser.


9. Hall of Fame Quarterback Jim Kelly has given to the Republican Party.


10. Perfect game pitcher Jim Bunning, who played with the Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia Phillies, was U.S. Senator of Kentucky


11. Super Bowl winning Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has donated most of his campaign contributions to the GOP.


12. NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon is a Republican Party donor.


13.Jack Nicklaus and Kiera13. Legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus has given significantly to the Republican Party.


14. Groundbreaking first black major league baseball player Jackie Robinson was a supporter of Republican Nelson Rockefelle


15. Jack Kemp Republican Party’s nominee for Vice President in the 1996 election and QB for the Buffalo Bills.


16. PGA golfing great Greg Norman has been a GOP donor.


17. Former Knicks point guard Greg Anthony openly supported Mitt Romney. He is currently an NBA analyst.


18. NFL legend Fran Tarkenton donated to the Republican Party.


19. Former NY Giants MVP football player and previous Monday Night Football announcer Frank Gifford has given most of his campaign contributions to the GOP


20. ”Mr. Cub” Ernie Banks has long been reputed to be Republican, even in liberal circles.


21. Former NFL player and Super Bowl winning Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka, who has described himself as an “ultra-ultra-ultra conservative.”


22. PGA golfer Davis Love III has given to the Republican Party.


23. NFL Hall-of-Famer Bart Starr is a known supporter of the Republican Party.


24. Former NFL quarterback with the Cincinnati Bengals and NY Jets and and sports analyst Boomer Esiason has given to the Republican Party.


25. Famous college basketball coach “the General” Bobby Knight, who has led the Indiana Hoosiers, as well as West Point and Texas Tech. He has also contributed to the Republican Party.


26. Hall of Fame basketball player Clyde Drexler has been a Republican Party donor.


27. USA basketball and Duke University head coach Mike Kryzyzewski has been a Republican fundraiser who raised controversy for criticizing President Obama for prominently making NCAA picks.

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Houston Astros v Los Angeles Dodgers28. Houston Astros great Craig Biggio signed the “Athletes for Bush” letter.


29. Former NBA champion and current executive of the Boston Celtics Danny Ainge has been a Republican donor.


30. New York Jets owner Woody Johnson was a prominent supporter of Mitt Romney.


31. Former Dallas Cowboys Quarterback and NFL sportscaster Troy Aikman has donated to the Republican Party.


32. Hall-of-Fame New York Mets and “franchise” pitcher Tom Seaver has donated to the GOP.


33. Retired Nebraska head football coach Tom Osborne, one of the most successful and highly regarded coaches in NCAA history, was a Republican member of the House of Representatives.


34. Hall-of-Fame Major League Baseball coach of the Los Angeles Dodgers Tommy Lasorda is a well-known Republican.


35. Hall-of-Fame coach of the Dallas Cowboys Tom Landry donated significantly to the GOP.

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin

36. Super Bowl-winning coach of the New York Giants Tom Coughlin has donated to the GOP.


37. Former Pittsburgh Steelers great WR Lynn Swann backed McCain and Palin in 2008.


38. David Robinson. “The Admiral” has been described by NBA Commissioner David Stern as “conservative,” and he refused to participate in the Spurs culture of drinking and nightclubbing when he was a player.


39. Four-time Super Bowl champion Quarterback Terry Bradshaw of the Pittsburgh Steelers is a Fox NFL analyst who described himself as Republican in an interview with The Hill


40. Three-time Super Bowl champion Quarterback Steve Young of the San Francisco 49ers is also a lawyer and current ESPN analyst. Young has donated to the Republican Party on occasion.


41.Representative Steve Largent is a Republican from Oklahoma and a Hall-of-Fame Wide Receiver of the Seattle Seahawks.


42. Super Bowl-winning Quarterback Roger Staubach is well-known as a Republican donor.


43. NASCAR legend Richard Petty has contributed to the Republican Party.


44. Super Bowl winning Quarterback and CBS sports announcer Phil Simms is reputed to be Republican.


45. Pro golfer Phil Mickelson has contributed to the Republican Party and made headlines with comments about high taxes.


46. Cy Young-winning baseball pitcher Orel Hershiser, who is a well-known Republican.


nolan-ryan47. Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan has contributed to Republican campaigns.


48. Current Washington Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan has donated to the Republican Party.


49.Former Pittsburgh Steelers fullback and ESPN NFL analyst Merril Hoge has donated to the Republican Party.


50. Formula One great Mario Andretti has given to Republican campaigns.


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