Which Famous Athletes Have a Last Name That Starts With the Letter S?

There are a number of famous athletes in all major sports with last names that begin with the letter S, including football’s Emmitt Smith, Michael Strahan and Barry Sanders; baseball’s Mike Schmidt, Ryne Sandberg and Ozzie Smith; basketball’s John Stockton and Ralph Sampson; and hockey’s Brendan Shanahan, Denis Savard and Peter Stastny. There are many other famous sports players with names that begin with S in other individual and team sports.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Jackie Stewart and Ayrton Senna are from the auto-racing world, while track and field boasts Frank Shorter and Dwight Stones. Famous tennis players whose name starts with the letter S include Pete Sampras, Monica Seles and Pam Shriver, while famous golfers include Jan Stephenson, Payne Stewart and Sam Snead.