Sports Birthdays for November 3 — Phil Simms and More
Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on November 3:
Profession: Retired Boxer
Best Known For: One of the greatest heavyweight champions of all-time, Larry Holmes held various world titles from 1978 to 1985. He first won the WBC heavyweight title by beating Ken Norton in 1978. Holmes won his first 48 fights and finished with a record of 69-6, including victories over Muhammad Ali, Gerry Cooney and Randall “Tex” Cobb.
Profession: Retired NFL Player / Broadcaster
Best Known For: A two-time Pro Bowl quarterback, Phil Simms played for the New York Giants from 1979 to 1993. He was on the Giants’ teams that won Super Bowls’ XXI and XXV. Simms was the Most Valuable Player of the XXI game. He currently serves as an analyst on football broadcasts.
Profession: Retired MLB Player
Best Known For: The only athlete in history to capture gold medals in both indoor and outdoor volleyball, Karch Kiraly is one of the greatest volleyball players of all-time. He was on the U.S. men’s national team that won gold medals at the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics and teamed with Kent Steffes to win gold in beach volleyball at the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta. While in college at UCLA, Kiraly was a part of three national championship teams.
Profession: Retired NFL Player
Best Known For: A six-time All-Pro safety, Darren Sharper played for the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints from 1997 to 2010. He was a member of the Saints’ team that won Super Bowl XLIV. He led the NFC in interceptions in 2005 and was named to the NFL’s 2000s All-Decade Team. Sharper ranks sixth in NFL history with 63 interceptions.
Profession: NBA Player
Best Known For: Tyler Hansbrough is a power forward for the Indiana Pacers. He has played with the team since Indiana selected him in the first round of the 2009 NBA Draft. Hansbrough played college basketball at North Carolina, where he was named first-team All-American three of his four years. He was a member of the North Carolina team that won the national championship in 2009.