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Sports Birthdays for September 1 — Jason Taylor and More

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Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on September 1:

Al Geiberger
Age: 75
Profession: Retired Golfer
Best Known For: Longtime golfer Al Geiberger won 11 PGA Tour titles since 1959, including one major: the 1966 PGA Championship. In 1977, he became the first golfer ever to break a single-round score of 60 on the PGA Tour, when he shot a 59 at the Danny Thomas Memphis Classic in Cordova, Tennessee. Geiberger has gone on to notch 10 wins on the Senior PGA/Champions Tour.

Tim Hardaway
Age: 46
Profession: Retired NBA Player
Best Known For: A five-time NBA All-Star guard, Tim Hardaway played for the Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers from 1989 to 2003. Known for his devastating crossover dribble, Hardaway averaged 17.4 points and 8.2 assists per game during his career. He was a member of the US men’s Olympic team that won the gold medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics at Sydney.

Zach Thomas
Age: 39
Profession: Retired NFL Player
Best Known For: A seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker, Zach Thomas played with the Miami Dolphins and Dallas Cowboys from 1996 to 2008. Thomas was selected NFL Alumni Linebacker of the Year in 1998 and 2006 and named to the NFL’s 2000s All-Decade Team. Prior to turning pro, Thomas was a Consensus All-American at Texas Tech. Thomas’ sister, Katina, is married to Jason Taylor, a former teammate with whom Thomas shares a birthday.

Jason Taylor
Age: 38
Profession: Retired NFL Player
Best Known For: A six-time Pro Bowl defensive end, Jason Taylor played for the Miami Dolphins, Washington Redskins and New York Jets from 1997 to 2011. Taylor was named AFC Defensive Player of the Year in 2002 and 2006 and selected to the NFL’s 2000s All-Decade Team. With six scores, Taylor is the NFL’s all-time leader in fumble return touchdowns. His wife, Katina, is the sister of his former teammate, Zach Thomas, with whom Taylor shares a birthday. Taylor participated in the sixth season of the ABC reality TV competition ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ Taylor and partner Edyta Sliwinska finished second to Kristi Yamaguchi and her partner Mark Ballas.

Clinton Portis
Age: 31
Profession: Retired NFL Player
Best Known For: A two-time Pro Bowl running back, Clinton Portis played for the Denver Broncos and Washington Redskins from 2002 to 2010. Portis was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2002 and, he rushed for more than 1,500 yards in each of his first two seasons. Portis finished his career with 9,923 yards, good for 27th on the all-time NFL rushing list. While in college at the University of Miami, Portis was part of the team that won the 2001 national championship.

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