There have been a number of quality athletes to have been born in the state of Oregon over the years, with many of them having been born in Portland.
Regardless of whether they have featured in the NFL, MLB and NBA just to mention a few, there have been a number of successful men that have hailed from the state.
Sports betting in the US has become extremely popular in the United States in recent years following the relaxation by a number of states across the country. With Oregon’s history of providing a number of top athletes in sports history, it has become a popular wager for bettors looking to place a bet.
Born in Portland, Ndamukong Ngwa Suh is an American football defensive end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL) and has been one of the very best players to have been involved in the league over the years, having been ranked the 24th best in the whole game in 2015.
The defensive end, who has been recognised widely as one of the best in his position, has won numerous awards and accolades, having been named the Defensive Rookie of the Year, while being selected to four Pro Bowls in his first five seasons, and having been named an All Pro six times. Four times to the All Pro First team, including his rookie year, and twice to the All Pro Second team.
In 2015, Suh became the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history, having signed a six-year contract with the Miami Dolphins, worth in excess of $114 million, with nearly $60 million fully guaranteed; he was released after just three seasons
Also born in Portland, Mike Remmers is also a part of the NFL Roster as he plays American Football for Kansas City Chiefs. The offensive tackle helped the Chiefs to win the Super Bowl in 2020.
Remmers has played 79 times, having started 78 of them, in the NFL ever since being signed by the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2012, however he has had gone on to have a number of spells with various franchises such as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Diego Chargers, Minnesota Vikings on two occasions, St. Louis Rams, Carolina Panthers and the New York Giants.
Domantas Sabonis is a Lithuanian-American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Having been born in Portland, his father was a former NBA player as well, as he played for the Portland Trail Blazers.
The basketballer has continued to improve on his figures with each season that passes by, with his career-best figures having been produced in matches in the 2019/20 campaign. Sabonis capped off an impressive season as he was almost crowned the winner of the NBA All-Star Weekend Skills Challenge in 2020 as he was just 1 shot away from the trophy, after being defeated only in the final by Bam Adebayo.
The center/power forward also made his first appearance in the NBA All-Star Game, as he scored 2 points, grabbed 6 rebounds per 19 minutes and helped Team LeBron to win 157–155.