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Honorable Mention

April 23, 2001

Only sports figures to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian award established by President John F. Kennedy in 1963:

Arthur Ashe: 1993

Richard Petty: 1992

Ted Williams: 1991

Earl "Red" Blaik: 1986

Jackie Robinson: 1984

Paul "Bear" Bryant: 1983

Joe DiMaggio: 1977

Jesse Owens: 1976

Bob Kiphuth (Yale swimming coach with 528-12 record): 1963

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Source: World Features Syndicate

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