Just like the rest of America, Bucks County takes sports seriously. Sunday afternoons during football season, families and friends gather in front of TVs across the county to watch their favorite teams. Bucks County is firmly placed in Eagles, Phillies, Flyers and Sixers country. Perhaps unlike the rest of America, Bucks County has produced a number of notable athletes both past and present. Maybe it’s the culture; maybe it’s the competitive school districts; whatever the reason, there are quite a few recognizable names that have come out of Bucks.
Here are a few famous athletes from around our area.
Growing up in Yardley, PA, Kerney was named MVP of his football team his Junior Year of high school. He went on to play defensive end at the University of Virginia where he made first-team All-American and First-Team All-ACC during his last year there. Drafted thirtieth overall in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons, Kerney went on to be a standout defenseman playing for ten years and being selected to the Pro Bowl twice. Kerney was responsible for 82 sacks during his career along with three interceptions and 19 forced fumbles.
Born in Sellersville, PA and raised in Souderton, Jamie Moyer played baseball, basketball and golf during his high school years. Going to Saint Joseph’s University, he set the school’s single-season record in wins and is the only baseball player from the school to have his jersey number retired. During his 26-year career in the MLB, Moyer played for eight teams, most notably, he pitched for the Phillies in the World Series. In 2012, Moyer was the oldest active member in the MLB and had the most wins and strikeouts of any active pitcher.
Born in Trenton but growing up in Pennsbury, Troy Vincent was an influential football player during his fourteen-year career. Vincent played for the Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins being selected to the Pro Bowl for five consecutive years and receiving the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. Selected seventh overall in the 1992 NFL Draft, Vincent’s career on the field was as impressive off of it. He currently serves as the NFL executive vice president of football operations.
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