Junior Seau (1969 - 2012) Professional Footbal Player. A ten-time All-Pro and 12-time Pro Bowl selection, Seau was a member of the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team. He played college football at the University of Southern California and was the progenitor of the "NFL-USC linebacker". He was drafted fifth overall by the San Diego Chargers during the 1990 NFL Draft, later played for the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots, and retired from pro football in 2010.
Knute Rockne....probably the most famous Norwegian in the U.S., and most Norwegians haven't heard of him in their country. He was a Norwegian-American football player & coach at Notre Dame, he is regarded as one of the most famous coaches in college football history.