Let the games begin!

With high school and college sports on hold and canceled, respectively, our sports staff has compiled a March Madness-style bracket of the greatest Montgomery County athletes of all-time for our readers to vote on.

Below you will find Round of 64 polls for Region III (1951-1992), as well as some information on each athlete. Each athlete name is followed by their primary sport and the high school they graduated from. All athletes included spent their formative years in Montgomery County.

Voting for this round ends at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 12.


[1] Larry Izzo, Football, McCullough (1992)

Three-time Super Bowl champ, three-time Pro Bowler

[16] Gerald Irons Jr., Football, McCullugh (1989)

Played defensive tackle at Nebraska


[8] Jarrett Irons, Football, McCullough (1992)

NCAA All-American at Michigan

[9] Clyde Letbetter, Football, Conroe (1952)

All-SWC at Baylor; NFL draft pick


[5] Roy Harris, Boxing, Conroe (1951)

Four-time Golden Gloves; world title contender

[12] Donald Moore, Football, Splendora (1980)

Texas Sports HOF; national-record 59 INTs


[4] Jeromy Burnitz, Baseball, Conroe (1987)

MLB All-Star; 315 career home runs

[13] Tyke Tolbert, Football, Conroe (1986)

HS All-American; played at LSU


[3] Jeff Maggert, Golf, McCullough (1982)

NCAA All-American; 19 professional wins

[14] Rod Jacques, Basketball, Conroe (1985)

All-Greater Houston; played at TCU


[6] Lance Blanks, Basketball, McCullough (1985)

UT Hall of Honor; NBA first-round pick

[11] Kim Bauer, Golf, Conroe (1977)

NCAA All-American; LPGA player


[7] Wiley Feagin, Football, Conroe (1956)

NCAA All-American at UH; NFL player

[10] Chuck Hill, Football, Conroe (1966)

Sam Houston Hall of Honor; NFL player


[2] Buddy Dial, Football, Magnolia (1954)

National HS Hall of Fame; Two-time NFL Pro Bowler

[15] Bubba Jacques, Football, Conroe (1985)

All-State safety; played at Texas

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