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Sports Birthdays for November 8 — Bobby Bowden and More

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Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on November 8:

Bobby Bowden
Age: 83
Profession: Retired Football Coach
Best Known For: Holder of the NCAA Division I record for most career wins and bowl victories by a head football coach, Bobby Bowden coached at West Virginia from 1970 to 1975 and Florida State from 1976 to 2009. He won 377 games and national championships in 1993 and 1999.

John Denny
Age: 60
Profession: Retired MLB Player
Best Known For: Winner of the 1983 Cy Young Award, John Denny pitched for the
St. Louis Cardinals, Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Phillies and Cincinnati Reds from 1974 to 1986. In his Cy Young Award-winning year, Denny led the National League in wins and earned run average while leading the Phillies to an appearance in the World Series.

Brevin Knight
Age: 37
Profession: Retired NBA Player
Best Known For: A first-round pick in the 1997 NBA Draft, point guard Brevin Knight played for nine NBA teams during his career firm 1997 to 2009. As a rookie with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1997-98, Knight led the NBA in steals per game and was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team. He played college basketball at Stanford.

Maurice Evans
Age: 34
Profession: NBA Player
Best Known For: Maurice Evans is a swingman for the Washington Wizards. He has played professional basketball since 2001, also logging time for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Sacramento Kings, Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando Magic, Atlanta Hawks and two European teams. He is the vice president of the NBA Players Association.

Sam Bradford
Age: 25
Profession: NFL Player
Best Known For: Sam Bradford is the starting quarterback for the St. Louis Rams, who selected him with the first-overall pick of the 2010 NFL Draft. Bradford went on to win the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award. He played college football at Oklahoma, where he won the Heisman Trophy in 2008.

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