Just like the Big Ten to the Midwest and the SEC is to the south, sports, in general, are very near and dear to the heart of New Englanders; we love our Football, Basketball Hockey, and, a lot of cases, Swimming because it's an indoor event and lots of snow creates lots of indoor events. Still, even people that went from high school to college to the All-American level in some cases, professional have left a profound impact on their communities. I didn't have enough time to make a gallery of all of those people, but here are a few of those individuals.