Notable and Famous People from Fishers, Indiana

An upbeat, medium-sized city such as Fishers, Indiana is bound to produce its share of notables. Film actress Frances Farmer is interred at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens in Fishers, but most famous Fishers people are active in the wide world of sports. Some Fishers residents play NBA basketball, others coach NFL players, others are NFL players, and the town has also produced a few stars of Major League Baseball. It’s a mystery why Fishers produces so many sports figures as opposed to cultural, entertainment, or political leaders, but Fishers sports fans are proud of their competitive heritage.

Below is a list of some of the most famous people from Fishers, Indiana, a rapidly-growing Indianapolis suburb that lies just northeast from the Indiana state capital.

Famous People from Fishers

Tony Gwynn – High on the roster of famous people from Fishers is the name of Tony Gwynn. “Mr. Padre” produced a lifetime pro-ball career as a right fielder for the San Diego Padres that got him into the Baseball Hall of Fame. He also produced a son, Tony Gwynn Jr., who just might be on his way to the same accomplishment.
Frances Farmer – Frances Elena Farmer made it big as an actress during her lifetime, but it was twelve years after her death before her name became a legend. It was then, in the 1982 movie Frances, that Jessica Lange immortalized the troubled Ms Farmer, and was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar for her performance
Alan Henderson – Towering over other basketball players at a massive 6’9″, Alan Henderson was a monolithic NBA player from Fishers, Indiana. Henderson retired from the NBA in 2007 after being tossed around by several different teams, but his history in Indiana sports is pretty bright for such a minor NBA star.
Reggie Miller – Reggie Miller is deemed to be one of the best NBA league players of the 90’s and is one of the most famous faces of Indianapolis sports. Miller spent his entire professional basketball career playing for the Indiana Pacers; he is one of only five players to have had his jersey number (31) retired by the team.
Zach Randolph – Zach Randolph brought the state championship to small town Marion, Indiana during his high school days, and won the national college championship during his single year at Michigan State. Despite some turbulent periods in the NBA, Zach Randolph has done extremely well for himself, and it looks his best basketball is yet to come.
Tomas Scheckter – Not all residents of Fishers, Indiana were born in the United States. Such is the case of IndyCar racer Tomas Scheckter, who was born halfway across the globe and lived most of his early life in South Africa. A world traveling driver, Scheckter has performed admirably in his home country of South Africa, in Europe, and eventually in the United States.
John Teerlinck – John Teerlinck is an effective part of the Indianapolis Colts coaching roster, one of many Indianapolis sports figures that live in Fishers, Indiana. Over his long coaching career, Teerlinck has brought home Super Bowl rings from the Denver Broncos and the Indianapolis Colts, one of only 24 coaches to win Super Bowls with more than one team.
Austin Croshere – Austin Croshere was once a promising star for the Indiana Pacers, but fizzled out soon after his career-making appearances in the 2000 NBA Finals. Though his later career was disappointing when laid next to his early achievements, Austin Croshere was still a valuable part of the Pacers roster for many years and brought plenty of victories to Conseco Fieldhouse.
Dahntay Jones – Dahntay Jones has played with several teams in the NBA, including the Grizzlies, the Kings, and the Nuggets, but he still seems to be waiting for his breakout season. Along the way he’s helped countless people rebuild their lives after disaster, pull themselves out of difficult situations, or simply gain a brief spot of hope.
Rosevelt ColvinBroad Ripple High School graduate Rosevelt Colvin has played linebacker for the Purdue University Boilermakers, the Chicago Bears, and the New England Patriots. He doesn’t play with any Indiana team, but he resides in Fishers, Indiana during the off season.
Joe Reitz – Fishers, Indiana native Joe Reitz has gone from high school football star to college basketball star to NFL practice squad player during his currently short career. He’s played for the Baltimore Ravens and was recently signed to the Indianapolis Colts.

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