A couple more: Marc Macon, Stu Schweigert, the Roberson brothers, Shonte Peoples.
OT: Greatest sports figures from your hometown?
Anthony (FL pt guard) and Terrence (Fresno St power forward) Roberson are cousins I believe.
Shawn and Brian Thompson (Saginaw Nouvel)
Roy Manning (The High)
Jenny Ryan (UM women's BB PG from Saginaw Nouvel)
Mark Macon and Tory Jackson (if you count BV as "Saginaw")
Alfonso Boone former NFLer
Kenyon Martin notably of the New Jersey Nets
Terry McDaniel, former NFLer
Big Dan Severn! former MMA heaveyweight
Draymond Green (YTDG)
Sorry, but Pipkins is definitely from Saginaw and considers it his hometown, even though he didn't play HS football there.
For a city of modest size like Saginaw, it's really produced its fair amount of athletes amongst others (i.e. Stephen Lynch, Stevie Wonder).
Also, I haven't seen anyone mention Blair White, one of the few Spartans I have ever thought highly of. Upstanding guy that went from being a walk-on to an All-Big 10 WR and then the NFL, where he was impressively productive with Peyton throwing to him.
Yup. It's pretty crazy how many talented people there are from Saginaw. Something in the water I guess.
I've tested the water from the Saginaw River; definately many, many things in it.
Seriously though, the Saginaw water treatment facility is both awesome to look at and produces some of the best tasting tap water I have ever had.
then Andy Greene and Anthony Bass
Washington, DC - Kevin Durant, Elgin Baylor, Sugar Ray Leonard
The most famous citizen (not too many others): Charlie Gehringer, Detroit Tiger and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Gary Sheffield, Hulk Hogan, Dwight Gooden, Tino Martinez. Probably some others I'm forgetting.
Clearly it's Carl Tabb/Jeremy Jackson, keeping the #17 Huron tradition alive.
another Huron grad here... Don't forget Devin Thomas. Also I would count Jim Harbaugh even though he wasn't born in aa.
And if we are also talking non sports stars, you have to mention David S. Goyer, the guy who wrote all the Blade and new Batman movies. He is a Huron grad.
Charlie Lau, Grant Long and Fred Russell were all, at one point, residents of Romulus. Actually, my grandfather was a childhood friend of Lau.
That being said, I grew up in Saline and graduated two years ahead of Bobby Korecky, who went to Michigan and pitched for the Diamondbacks and Twins for brief stints. I think he is in the Blue Jays organization now.
West Bloomfield, MI - Devin Funchess. Basically the same town and we want the funch is gona be Michigan's best TE in a very long time
Devin is from Farmington Hills, but I know, close enough. Really though, West Bloomfield is free to adopt Drew Stanton.
Tony Scheffler, Chelsea Bulldogs.
Not really a Sports Figure, but I heard Jeff Daniels caught a winning touchdown pass against my home town (Saline) quite a few years back...
Chipper Jones, mike gillislee(Gators running back) and Tra Thomas (probowl OT).
Chris Baker (MSU TE, went on to play in the league for a bit)
Bobby Korecky - UM Baseballer, played in MLB for a bit
fuck yes, sheridan
a local teen became a legend when he scored four touchdowns in one game... the game winner over Spare Tire Dixon...
Now he sells shoes.
Goose Gossage and Vincent Jackson
Chuck Long. Wheaton, IL
Red Grange and Kent Graham?
I dunno. Joe Louis?
Buster Mathis Jr. (and Sr.), and Chris Kaman. Knew about Kaman, not the Mathii.
David Schmidt (Baseball)
The Dodge brothers (Auto)
Arron Montgomery Ward (Former Retail chain)
Tommy James (Music)
My mom is from Niles, and she saw Tommy James in his garage when he was a no one.
Derek Jeter and Greg Jennings
Put the team on his back doh!
Darren Sharper hold my diccckkkkk
I went to Kalamazoo Central and they both went there too. Derek Jeter used to help his friend babysit me when I was little.
Fellow grad here
Then TJ Duckett too
Rod Woodson, Anthony Spencer, Bernard Pollard, DaMarcus Beasley and Lloy Ball
Wait, I'm from Saginaw. Brandon Graham? Where is that coming from? He was born and raised in Detroit. You, sir, are disqualified.
The real Saginaw list is Woodley first. Yes, Pipkins was here for a while. I hate to give credit to former Spartans, but Jason Richardson made some money. Numerous other players, many Spartans, did some nice things in high school/college (like Charles Rogers, DeAnthony Arnett, Stu Schwiegart) but haven't translated it into pro success. Arnett may still do something special, but he made the same horrible mistake (turning down UM) twice.
Kenyon Martin was born here. Sam Sword is from here as well. Maurice Jones is from here. Probably the least known because he's only 5'7", but he's very exciting to watch on the basketball court. He's the point guard at USC. Oh, there was also some Draymond kid here too.
For the Frankenmuth guy.....uh, Brad Redford? Might be the closest thing you've got.
Mark Macon wasn't the best pro, but he balled in high school and college.
Technically the Williams sisters are from Saginaw as well. Lots of bball players through the years. Many were in the top five for Mr. basketball.
Joe Staley and Dathan Ritzenhein...Rockford. Oh and of course, Ben Braden.
It's amazing Staley was a TE in high school.
Columbus, IN - Tony Stewart, Stevie Brown, Gunner Kiel
I just went to Columbus IN for a buddy's wedding...