3. Michael Bates, ATH, 1989

It’s hard to tell if Bates is best remembered for being an Olympic bronze medalist in 1992 or for being a five-time Pro Bowler in the NFL. However, the Parade All-American and No. 2 ranked prep running back in the country will never be forgotten for being one of the finest athletes to ever come out of Tucson after rushing for at least 1,000 yards three times with Amphitheater and setting the state record in the 100-meter dash (10.34 seconds) as a sophomore.

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