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This former track and field star, current NFL player from Portland State and Trail Blazers center have reason to celebrate

NURKICAug. 22, 1961

Lance Deal (age 58)

The left-handed Eugene resident and former Oregon Duck is regarded as the best hammer thrower in U.S. history. A 6-2, 225-pounder from Riverton, Wyo., he is a member of the National Track & Field Hall of Fame and a four-time Olympian. Career highlights include winning a silver medal in the 1996 Atlanta Games — and becoming the first American to medal in that event in 40 years — and 21 U.S. titles (nine in the hammer and 12 in the indoor weight throw).

Aug. 22, 1992

Patrick Onwuasor (age 27)

The former Portland State star is a 6-0, 225-pound linebacker entering his fourth NFL season, all with the Baltimore Ravens. He hails from Inglewood, Calif.

Aug. 23, 1994

Jusuf Nurkic (age 25)

The 7-0 Bosnian center was the No. 16 pick (by Chicago) in the 2014 NBA draft. He played for Denver till coming to the Trail Blazers in 2017. Nurkic is recovering from a compound fracture of his left tibia and fibula, suffered in the second overtime of a March 25, 2019, game against Brooklyn.


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