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Michael Oher - Baltimore, Maryland 
I met Michael Oher at his book signing, I Beat The Odds. I was in a sports history class where we had to write a book report about an athlete of our choice. …

Ric Flair - Nashville, Tennessee 
When I was a teen I was obsessed with wrestling. I entered a contest and got the call that I won. It was a trip for 2 to Nashville, TN to see a live wrestling …

Donald Driver, Green Bay Packer - Milwaukee, Wisconsin 
In 2007, I was out with a group of friends in Milwaukee, Wisconsin celebrating the wedding of my dear friends, Scott and Nicole, when we saw a man wearing …

Marshawn Lynch - Tacoma, Washington 
My story is when I met Marshawn Lynch of the Seattle Seahawks after soccer practice for Stadium High School. Two friends and I waited and hid in our locker …

Michael Jordan - Tacoma, Washington 
I met Michael Jordan when he played Baseball for Birmingham Barons. I had my son and daughter. We waited after the game because we were told he would walk …

Detlef Schrempf - Seattle, Washington 
I was a brand new waitress at a high end restaurant in downtown Seattle. It was known for excellent food and fast, gracious service. It was my first day …

Charles Barkley - Portland, Oregon 
I met Charles Barkley in Portland Oregon in the summer of 2003 when I was a security guard at the 2003 Neil Lomax Quarterback Shootout at Lake Heron golf …

Kurt Warner at Country Concert - El Mirage, Arizona 
Back in 2013 around August I was working security at Salt River Fields for a country music concert. I was standing at my post when Kurt Warner and his …

Alexander Ovechkin - Ashburn Ice Rink - Ashburn, Virginia 
I met him after he had a practice with the Washington Capitals during his first season with them. I was following him to ask him to take a picture with …

PELE - Virginia 
I was 16 yrs old and was playing soccer in a tournament in Virginia. In the hotel where our parent were staying, I entered an elevator with a couple of …

Junior Seau - Honolulu, Hawaii 
I was working at a surf store in Honolulu during the pro bowl back in 1993 and Junior Seau and his wife/girlfriend came into the store. Nicest guy you …

Hines Ward - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
When he was first signed! I met Hines Ward when I was only seven years old. He was the sweetest man I have ever met. His smile was lighting up the whole …

Mark Martin - Kmart - Florida 
I was trying on clothes at Kmart. When I came out and rounded the corner, I almost ran into Mark Martin. I said "Oh, I'm sorry" and started to run past …

Bo Jackson - Alabama 
I was attending Auburn University and I heard a knock on my dormitory door. I went to the door and opened it and I was excited. It was Bo Jackson and …

Mat Hoffman - Edmond, Oklahoma 
I met Mat Hoffman at Hibdon Tires Plus in Edmond, OK. I was working at Hibdon Tires Plus one day and he came in and needed some new tires. So I serviced …

Joe Torre - New York, New York 
Met him when I was 6 years old after he managed the world series winning New York Yankees. He was in the elevator of the Plaza Hotel as my family and …

Dermonti Dawson, Yancy Thigpen, Kordell Stewart - Sports Memorbilia - Pennsylvania 
I went to get these autographs for my brother who is a Steelers fan. I was able to get all 3 autographs but shortly after I got mine people started screaming. …

Janet Evans at Magic, A Trade Show in Las Vegas at the Speedo Booth) 
Janet was as nice and bubbly as one would hope. She signed Autographs and posed for pictures for several hours and was genuinely nice. She had her gold …

Tug McGraw at a Convention - Seven Springs Resort, Pennsylvania 
I was always fond of Phillies Player Tug McGraw and had attended a week long convention with my then husband, which was held at the Seven Springs Resort …

Johnny Moseley - Dallas-Ft. Worth Airport 
My husband and I had a layover at the Dallas/Ft. Worth airport and stopped at TGI Fridays for lunch. My husband, who is an avid skier, noticed Johnny …

Drew Stanton -Jackson, Michigan 
Drew Stanton, the quarterback for the Detroit Lions, was in town for a signing at a local sports shop just before he began to play for the NFL team. He …

Scott Carpenter - Denver Colorado 
I took my daughter to her weekly ice skating lesson and we sat down to have a snack. I looked across the table and low and behold there sat Scott Hamilton. …

Tony Hawk - Park City, Utah 
When I was about 10 years old I went to Park City with my family for a day. While I was eating lunch there I looked over and saw Tony Hawk who, at the …

Casey FitzRandolph - Norwalk, Wisconsin At School Program 
Casey FitzRandolph. I met Casey FitzRandolph at BrookWood high school at a school program where the whole school attended kindergarten through high school …

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Andre the Giant - San Diego, California 
I was on a work trip for Boeing to attend a composite seminar with a work associate. At the hotel we were staying, on a Sunday night, we stopped in to …

Kyle Busch - Atlanta, Georgia 
My boyfriend was entered into a contest and won. It was an AMP contest to go to a NASCAR race. Naturally he chose me, his NASCAR loving girlfriend. Granted …

Charles Barkley - "A knock out " - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
My encounter with Charles Barkley in Philadelphia, Pa. I was traveling back and forth from Omaha, Ne., to Philadelphia, Pa., and I was on one of my trips …

Jim Palmer - Staten Island, New York 
I took my 10 year old daughter Brittany to a baseball game, I knew we were going to meet Jim Palmer (about 54 at the time) that day in the skybox(I won …

Joe Montana, Atlanta, GA 
My husband use to always carried me to see Joe Montana play football for the 49'ers in the 80's when the 49'ers came to Atlanta in December. I was told …

Scottie Pippen - North Brook, Illinois 
My name is Patricia Monroe of Chicago Illinois. I met Mr. Scottie Pippen at J.C. Penney Department Store in North Brook, Illinois; I worked in the men's …

Rollie Fingers - Portland, Oregon 
As a winner of Rolaids Bat & Win Sweepstakes I had the opportunity to meet and bat against Rollie Fingers for $10,000. Even though I struck out, it was …

Ray Lankford - St. Louis, Missouri 
I didn't mind going to my outdoor job, even in the rain. Being a doggie day camp counselor was a lot of fun and very rewarding. I did, however, suffer …

Joe Namath in Munich, Germany 
I was on a language club trip to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein in the spring of 1978 when a friend and I had jumped into an elevator …

O.J. Simpson in Las Vagas, Nevada 
Back in 2000 or so, I ran into O.J. Simpson, post trial. He was at the same boxing event I was, at Mandalay Bay. I got a chance to shake his hands, which …

Prince Fielder - Denver, Colorado 
I won the grand prize in the Sharp Sweepstakes in 2007. My prize was a trip to the World Series, with on-field access. I met Prince Fielder when he came …

Hank Aaron - Cleveland, OH 
I got to meet Hank Aaron in Summer of 1997 at The National Baseball Card and Convention Show at the I-X Center. I must say he was not very friendly and …

Michael Jordan - Chapel Hill - North Carolina 
Back in 1987 while attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, one afternoon as I was headed back to my dorm room, I was riding the elevator …

Dale Earnhardt, Sr, - Daytona Beach, Flordia 
I was going to the 24 Hours at Daytona in February 2001, we the Star City Corvette Club out of Roanoke Virginia, we had pit passes, down in the pits i …

Steve Garvey - Los Angeles, CA 
I had won a contest to go on the field pre-game to meet Steve Garvey. I was with a group of about 8 or ten, so I was able to get signed autographs, as …

Earl Campbell - Austin, TX 
In 1989, I was enrolled in Navy ROTC at the University of Texas at Austin. One day as we were finishing our drills at Memorial Stadium, the legendary Longhorn …

Ed Khayat, Coach Phila Eagles Football Team - Phila, PA 
Very early on Sunday morning, I was just finishing a workout at a local Philadelphia health club and had just finished showering. I went to my locker with …

Terry "Hulk" Hogan - Clearwater, FL 
We went to Blockbuster one day to get a movie and Hulk Hogan was there with Brooke and Nick when they were probably less than 10 years old, so still cute. …

Ted Williams 
At age 16 (year probably 1938), I hitched hiked with a friend from Worcester MA to Boston to see a Red Sox game; this was in 1939; of course I was in lost …

Mohammed Ali - Niles, MI 
It was nearly a decade or more ago, but I remember it like it was yesterday. Myself and my 3 year old daughter, at the time, were stopping at the Burger …

Robin Yount - Milwaukee, WI 
In 1975 I met Robin at batting practice at County Stadium. We talked and he autographed the back of my shopping list that had ingredients for spaghetti. …

Don Shula - Dinner in Miami, Florida 
I won a scholarship in high school not realizing that, aside from the obvious cash prize, I would also be invited to a dinner where I met and shook hands …

Chris Jericho - Heavy Metal Festival in Irving, New Jersey 
I met Chris Jericho at a heavy metal festival. He was there performing with the metal band he had created some years ago called Fozzy. After the show …

Terrel Owens - Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp 
I took my 7 year old son to The Philadelphia Eagles training camp in Allentown,Pa a few years ago. As the players were walking on to the field my son yells …

The Fridge of the Chicago Bears - Private Party in London, England 
I went on a business trip and had tickets to the Dallas vs Chicago game in London. Was invited to a private party at a local club and wound up at the wrong …

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