Brian Jordan is #6 on the list. He is one of Baltimore’s most successful home-grown athletes ever, and despite not having played a game for a team in Charm City, his success as a multi-sport star without a championship — along with outstanding community work via The Brian Jordan Foundation — made him a no-brainer for a high-ranking.
Jordan was a sports star at Milford Mill High School and later graduated from the University of Richmond. He then embarked on a dual baseball and football career. He was drafted in the first round of the 1988 MLB Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals. In the 1989 NFL Draft, Jordan was selected in the 7th round by the Buffalo Bills. While climbing the ladder in the Cardinals’ minor league system, Jordan played defensive back for the Atlanta Falcons.
He would go on to spend 15 years in the major leagues and was an All-Star selection in 1999 when he was playing for the Atlanta Braves.
The Brian Jordan Foundation was formed in 1998 and to date has raised over $5 million dollars to assist underprivileged children in and around the Atlanta area.
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