The Most Culturally Important Ginger Athletes Of All Time

Gingers don’t always get picked last, ya’ll.

1. Travis Lulay: Quarterback, BC Lions

Originally from Oregon, this adorable ginger played college football at Montana State University then joined the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks. More recently he’s joined the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League where he has won several awards.

Follow him on Twitter @TravisLulay.

2. Paula Findlay: Canadian Olympic Triathlete

This crimson-haired Edmontonian competed for Canada in the 2012 London Olympics.

Follow her on Twitter @PaulaFindlay.

3. Gloria Nord: American Skater

Gloria Nord was an American roller skater and ice skater who became known as “Sonja Henie on wheels.” She was adored by millions in the 1940s and 1950s for her ballet finesse and theatrical flamboyance.

4. Freddie Freeman: First Baseman, Atlanta Braves

Standing 6’5”, big ginger Freddie Freeman is a Canadian-American professional baseball first baseman with the Atlanta Braves.

Follow him on Twitter @FreddieFreeman5.

5. Rusty Staub: American Professional Baseball Player

Rusty Staub is an American former Major League Baseball right fielder, designated hitter, and first baseman. He enjoyed a 23-year baseball career with 5 different teams. He was an original member of the Montreal Expos and the team’s first star. Though the Expos traded him after only 3 years, his enduring popularity led them to retire his number in 1993.

6. Rosie Napravnik: American Professional Jockey

Rosie Napravnik is an American thoroughbred horse racing jockey. Originally from Morristown, NJ, in 2005 she took out her jockey license and since then has been among or at the top of racing jockeys’ earnings and has been the top female rider in the United States.

Follow her on Twitter @RosieNapravnik.

7. Mark McGuire: American Professional Baseball Player

Nicknamed “Big Mac”, this ginger is an American former professional baseball player currently serving as hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers. As a first baseman, McGwire played in Major League Baseball for the Oakland Athletics and the St. Louis Cardinals between 1986 and 2001.

8. John Brake: English Rugby Union Player

Delicious ginger hunk John Brake is a professional rugby union player for England Sevens in the IRB Sevens World Series.

Follow him on Twitter @JCWBrake.

9. Shaun White: American Professional Skateboarder/Snowboarder

Nicknamed “The Flying Tomato” Shaun is an American professional snowboarder, skateboarder, and two-time Olympic gold medalist. He holds the X-Games records for gold medals and highest overall medal count and has won 10 ESPY Awards.

Follow him on Twitter @Shaun_White.

10. Brian Scalabrine: American Professional Basketball Player

Nicknamed “The White Mamba,” Brian David Scalabrine is a former professional basketball player who last played with many teams and last with the Chicago Bulls. He is currently an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors.

Follow him on Twitter @Scalabrine.

11. Svetlana Feofanova: Russian Pole Vaulter

Svetlana won the silver medal in women’s pole vaulting at the 2004 Summer Olympics and the bronze in the 2008 Summer Olympics.

12. Cord McCoy: American Professional Bull Rider

Cord McCoy is a professional bull and saddle bronc rider who appeared on The Amazing Race 16.

Follow him on Twitter @CordMcCoy.

13. Saúl Álvarez: Mexican Professional Boxer

Saúl Álvarez is known as El Canelo (The Male-Cinnamon), and is currently undefeated in the Mexican Light Middleweight division. He is also the current WBC, WBA, and Ring Magazine Light Middleweight Champion.

14. Brian Campbell: American/Canadian Professional Hockey Player

Brian Campbell is an professional ice hockey player currently with the Florida Panthers.

Follow him on Twitter @bcampbell_51.

15. Katherine Reutter: American Olympic Speedskater

Fabulous ginger Katherine Reutter is is a former short track speed skater and two-time Olympic medalist.

Follow her on Twitter @KatReutter.

16. Dale Earnhardt, Jr: Professional Race Car Driver

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is an extremely successful NASCAR driver and the son of NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt, Sr.

17. Heather Moyse: Canadian Super Athlete

Ultra badass ginger Heather Moyse is a Canadian gold medalist, bobsledder, rugby union player, and track cyclist.

Follow her on Twitter @HeatherMoyse.

18. Rocky Boiman: American Professional Football Player

Gorgeous ginger Rocky Boiman is a football color commentator who formerly played linebacker in the NFL.

Follow him on Twitter @ROCKYBOIMAN50.

19. Barry Enright: American Professional Baseball Player

Happy-ginger pitcher Barry Enright was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2007 and has since played for the Diamondbacks and the Angels.

Follow him on Twitter @BarryEnright45.

20. Blake Griffin: American Professional Basketball Player

Blake Griffin is a professional basketball player who plays for the Los Angeles Clippers. He was an NBA All-Star and named Rookie of the Year in 2011.

Follow him on Twitter @BlakeGriffin32.

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