San Jose earned the nickname “Speed City” thanks to Tommie Smith and John Carlos, who blazed their way to historyat the 1968 Summer Olympics. The San Jose State track stars and their raised fists are commemorated in a massive statue on the school’s campus. Before her transformation, gold-medal winner Caitlyn Jenner chased Olympic dreams training at San Jose City College. Others greats to come out of San Jose include former MLB pitcher Dave Righetti, iconic women’s World Cup shootout winner Brandi Chastain, pro skateboarder Steve Caballero and the late Pat Tillman (pictured), who put country before multi-millions.

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