Bay Area has many super sports figures; many grew up in San Jose. On the walls of the "Shark Tank", there are plaques listing those famed athletes who were raised in San Jose. Here are a selected few of the more well-known ones; there are many more names and plaques on the walls. Click the picture to get a larger image to read the contents of the plaques.
San Jose Sports Hall of Fame.
Pat Tillman gave up a career in football and joined the military, lost his life in Afghanistan.
Jack Elway, father of John Elway, football coach of San Jose State University. John Elway, Denver Branco quarterback and Superbowl winner.
Jim Plunkett, won Heisman trophy when playing for Stanford and has had a successful career in pro football.
Bill Walsh, long term coach of San Francisco Forty Niner that won three Superbowl under his coaching.
Patty Sheehan, Lady PGA pro golfer.
Peggy Fleming, Gold medal winner in Figure Skating.
Debi Thomas, Silver Medal winner of Figure Skating when she was a student at Stanford Medical School.
Amy Chow, member of team USA Gold Medal winner of Gymnastics.