Michigan's Mt. Rushmore of Sports

ESPN reviewed the submissions and discussions on your state/region's conversation page. The four figures on Michigan's Sports Rushmore are below:

Gordie Howe (Detroit Red Wings) -
The 23-time All-Star won four Stanley Cups and scored 801 career goals.

Steve Yzerman (Detroit Red Wings) -
In 22 years with Detroit, Yzerman won three Stanley Cups and is ranked in the Top 10 in goals, assists, and points all-time.

Barry Sanders (Detroit Lions) -
Sanders made the Pro Bowl each of his 10 seasons with the Lions and is third all-time in rushing yards. He's also the first player have 1,000 Rush yds in his first 10 seasons.

Joe Louis (Detroit) -
Louis held the heavyweight title 11 years and defended his title 25 times before finishing his career with a record of 68-3 with 54 knockouts.

Other standouts (even more nominees in conversation)

Ty Cobb (Detroit Tigers)
- .367 career BA; 2nd all-time in hits and runs scored

Joe Dumars (Detroit Pistons)
- 6-time all-star, won 2 titles as player with DET, NBA title and 7 straight 50-win seasons as GM

Kirk Gibson (Pontiac, Michigan State Spartans, Detroit Tigers)
- All-American WR at MSU, .333 BA & 2 HR in Tigers '84 World Series win

Hank Greenberg (Detroit Tigers)
- Led AL in HR and RBI 4 times, won 2 World Series with Tigers, member Baseball HOF

Ernie Harwell (Detroit Tigers)
- "Voice of Tigers Baseball," was first active broadcaster voted into the Baseball HOF

Tom Izzo (Iron Mountain, Northern Michigan Wildcats, Michigan State Spartans)
- Won 2000 National Championship, 4 straight Big Ten Titles, 4 Final Four appearances in 7-year span

Magic Johnson (Lansing, Michigan State Spartans)
- 5-time NBA Champion, NCAA champion, Olympic gold medalist, 3-time MVP

Al Kaline (Detroit Tigers)
- Won WS in 1968, 10 Gold Gloves, DET all-time leader in HR, member of Baseball HOF

Bobby Layne (Detroit Lions)
- Between 1950 and 1958, led Lions to 3 NFL Titles and was voted All-Pro twice

Terry Sawchuk (Detroit Red Wings)
- 14 years with Red Wings, won Vezina Trophy 4 times, 11-time all-star, 103 career shutouts are most all-time

Bo Schembechler (Michigan Wolverines)
- Most wins in MICH school history, 13 Big Ten titles, 10 Rose Bowl berths

Isiah Thomas (Detroit Pistons)
- 1982 Rookie of the Year, 12-time all-star, leader of Pistons team that won back-to-back NBA Titles in 1989-90

Charles Woodson (Michigan Wolverines)
- Only defensive player to win Heisman, won '97 national title, 5-time Pro-Bowler