With the face of Dallas-Fort Worth sports, Dirk Nowitzki, playing his last NBA game in April, the crown for greatest current DFW athlete is back up for grabs.
Now Dallas Sports Fanatic wants to hear your voice in determining the top 20 current professional athletes in the DFW Metroplex. Click HERE to cast your vote. You will first be able to select your five best candidates, rank them 1-5, then write in any additional five athletes you think deserve to be mentioned in the conversation. Overall, we will post a countdown of the top 20 athletes here on our site over the next few weeks! Voting will only be open for a limited time, so let your voice be heard!
Below are several candidates from six of our area’s professional squads with a tiny resume for each. Try to educate yourself on those you’re not as familiar with so your most fair and accurate vote is provided! If you don’t see someone below that you think deserves to be ranked, write them in when you’re asked to rank five additional athletes on the survey form.
- Dak Prescott, quarterback, 26-years-old: 2016 Offensive Rookie of the Year; 2x Pro Bowler; 2018: 22 TD, 8 INT, 96.9 Quarterback Rating
- Ezekiel Elliot, running back, 24-years-old: 2016 First Team All-Pro; 2x Pro Bowler; 2018: 9 total TD, 1434 rushing yards
- Amari Cooper. wide receiver, 25-years-old: 3x Pro-Bowler; 2018: 75 receptions, 1005 yards, 7 TD
- Demarcus Lawrence, defensive end, 27-years-old: 2x Pro-Bowler; 2018: 15 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks
- Leighton Vander Esch, linebacker, 23-years-old: 2018: Pro Bowl, 2 INT, 140 combined tackles
- Jaylon Smith, linebacker, 24-years-old: 2018: 121 combined tackles, 4 sacks
- Tyron Smith, offensive tackle, 28-years-old: 6x Pro Bowler, 2x All-Pro
- Zack Martin, offensive tackle, 28-years-old: 5x Pro Bowler, 3x All-Pro
- Byron Jones, cornerback, 26-years-old: 2018: Pro Bowl, 14 pass deflections
- Travis Frederick, center, 28-years-old: 4x Pro-Bowl, 2016 All-Pro
- Luka Doncic, guard/forward, 20-years-old: 2018-2019 Rookie of the Year; 2018-2019: 21.2 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 6 APG
- Kristaps Porzingis, forward/center, 24-years-old: 2017-2018 All-Star; Career: 17.8 PPG, 7.1 RPG
- Dwight Powell, forward/center, 28-years-old: 2018-2019: 10.6 PPG, 5.3 RPG
- Seth Curry, guard, 28-years-old: Career: 9.2 PPG, 43.9 3P%
- J.J. Barea, guard, 35-year-old: 2011 NBA Champion; 2018-2019: 10.9 PPG, 5.6 APG
- Maxi Kleber, forward/center, 27-years-old: 2018-2019: 6.8 PPG, 1.1 BPG
- Jalen Brunson, guard, 22-years-old: 2018-2019: 9.3 PPG, 3.2 APG
- Tim Hardaway Jr., guard, 27-years-old: 2018-2019: 18.1 PPG, 2.4 APG
- Delon Wright, guard, 27-years-old: 2018-2019: 8.8 PPG, 3.7 PPG
- Dorian Finney-Smith, forward, 26-years-old: 2018-2019: 7.5 PPG, 4.8 RPG
- Jamie Benn, winger, 30-years-old: 3x All-Star; 2014-2015 Art Ross Trophy winner,’ 2018-2019: 27 goals. 26 assists
- Tyler Seguin, center, 27-years-old: 2011 Stanley Cup champion; 3x All-Star; 2018-2019: 33 goals, 47 assists
- Ben Bishop, goaltender, 32-years-old: 2x All-Star, 2018-2019: Runner-up for Vezina Trophy awarded to NHL’s top goaltender
- Alexander Radulov, winger, 32-years-old: 2018-2019: 29 goals, 43 assists
- Miro Heiskanen, defenseman, 20-years-old: 2018-2019: All-Star, 12 goals
- John Klingberg, defenseman, 26-years-old: 2018 All-Star; 2018-2019: 35 assists
- Roope Hintz, winger, 22-years-old: 2018-2019: 9 regular season goals; 5 goals in 13 postseason games
- Esa Lindell, defenseman, 25-years-old: 2018-2019: 11 goals
- Corey Perry, winger, 34-years-old: 2007 Stanley Cup champion, 2011 NHL MVP, 2x All-Star; 2018-2019: 6 goals
- Joe Pavelski, center, 35-years-old: 2014 All-Star; 2018-2019: 38 goals, 26 assists
- Joey Gallo, outfielder, 25-years-old: 2019: All-Star, 22 home runs, .986 On-base plus slugging %
- Mike Minor, starting pitcher, 31-years-old: 2019: All-Star, 171 strikeouts in 167.2 innings pitched
- Lance Lynn, starting pitcher, 32-years-old: 2011 World Series champion, 2012 All-Star; 2019: 187 strikeouts in 165 innings pitched
- Elvis Andrus, shortstop, 30-years-old: 2x All-Star; 2019: 9 home runs, 58 RBI
- Nomar Mazara, outfielder, 24-years-old: 2019: 17 home runs, 62 RBI
- Shin-Soo Choo, outfielder/designated hitter, 37-years-old: 2018 All-Star; 2019: 20 home runs, .373 on-base %
- Rougned Odor, second baseman, 25-years-old: 2019: 21 home runs, 67 RBI
- Hunter Pence, outfielder/designated hitter, 36-years-old: 2x World Series champion; 3x All-Star; 2019: All-Star, 18 home runs .919 OPS
- Jose Leclerc, relief pitcher, 25-years-old: 2019: 80 strikeouts in 54.2 innings pitched
- Paxton Pomykal, Midfielder, 19-years-old: 2019 All-Star, 2 goals, 2 assists
- Matt Hedges, Defender, 29-years-old: 2x MLS Best XI, 2016 MLS Defender of the Year, 2019 All-Star
- Jesse Gonzalez, goalkeeper, 24-years-old: 2019: 68% save percentage
- Michael Barrios, midfielder/forward, 28-year-old: 2019: 11 assists
- Reto Ziegler, defender/midfielder, 33-years-old: 2019: 3 goals
- Jesus Ferreira, forward, 18-year-old: 2019: 6 goals, 3 assists
- Reggie Cannon, defender, 21-years-old: 2019: 1 goal
- Santiago Mosquera, forward, 24-years-old: 2019: 2 goals
- Dominique Badji, forward, 26-years-old: 2019: 6 goals
- Ryan Hollingshead, midfielder, 28-years-old: 2019: 4 goals
- Arike Ogunbowale, guard, 22-years-old: 2019: 15.3 PPG, 2.7 APG
- Skylar Diggins-Smith, guard, 29-years-old: 4x All-Star; 2018: 17.9 PPG, 6.2 APG
- Glory Johnson, forward, 29-years-old: 2x All-Star; 2019: 7.2 PPG, 5.5 RPG
- Kayla Thorton, forward, 26-years-old: 2019: 10.8 PPG, 5.5 RPG
- Allisha Gray, guard, 24-years-old: 2019: 9.7 PPG, 4.4 RPG
- Isabelle Harrison, forward, 25-years-old: 2019: 7.8 PPG, 5 RPG
- Azura Stevens, forward, 23-years-old: 2018: 8.9 PPG, 4.6 RPG
- Kaela Davis, forward, 24-years-old: 2019: 6.3 PPG, 2.3 RPG
Take your time, consider the options and let your voice be heard as we try to decide who is the best DFW athlete.
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