40. Marvin Webster, basketball
Nearly 40 years later, many of the Morgan State records set by "The Human Eraser" have yet to be rubbed out. The 7-foot-1 center starred at Edmondson, then took Morgan to the 1974 NCAA Division II title, earning D-II Player of the Year. One game, he blocked 13 shots; another, he had 32 rebounds. A first-round NBA and American Basketball Association draft pick, he played 10 years in the pros and led Seattle to the NBA Finals in 1978. (Baltimore Sun photo /February 10, 1975)
There are just a few days left to help us decide how to rank our final Top 10 athletes on our list of 175 top athletes we've been unveiling every Sunday as part of the newspaper's special anniversary.
You tell us who should be No. 1. Is it Michael Phelps, the greatest Olympic swimmer of all-time? How about the old crew cut, former Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas? We have some of baseball's top players in Frank Robinson, Cal Ripken Jr., Brooks Robinson, Jimmy Foxx and some guy named Babe (Ruth that is).
It's been a long process, but hopefully we've helped you remember some of the great athletes who were either born in Maryland or played here. It's an impressive list.
So help us rank the final 10. Please cast your vote here.
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