The 1946 Heisman Trophy winner played on three national championship teams for Army. Known as Mr. Outside--backfieldmate Doc Blanchard was Mr. Inside-- Davis still holds NCAA records for yards per carry for a career (8.3) and for a season (11.5 in '45).
Before there was Wilt or Kareem or Shaq there was Mikan, the NBA's first great big man. The bespectacled 6'10" center from DePaul used an unstoppable hook shot to lead the Minneapolis Lakers to five NBA titles between 1949 and '54 and retired in '56 as the league's alltime leading scorer.
The four-time All-Star catcher was the Bill Buckner of his era, his 13-year career reduced to an error he made as a Brooklyn Dodger: a dropped third strike that would have ended Game 4 of the 1941 World Series. The Yankees went on to win that game and take the Series.