Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on August 18:

Rafer Johnson

Age: 77

Profession: Retired Olympian

Best Known For: The winner of the gold medal in the decathlon at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Rafer Johnson competed in track and basketball at UCLA during the late 1950s. Johnson was selected as the final runner to carry the Olympic Flame to the cauldron to start the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

Brian Mitchell

Age: 44

Profession: Retired NFL Player

Best Known For: A three-time All-Pro selection, Brian Mitchell was one of the best return specialists in the history of the NFL. Mitchell played from 1990 to 2003 with the Washington Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants. Mitchell’s 13 special teams touchdowns are second in NFL history, behind only Devin Hester, and he ranks second on the NFL’s all-time all-purpose yards list, behind Jerry Rice. Mitchell was a member of the Redskins’ team that won Super Bowl XXVI.

Isaac Austin

Age: 43

Profession: Retired NBA Player

Best Known For: Issac Austin was a journeyman center who played in the NBA from 1991 to 2004 with the Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers, Orlando Magic, Washington Wizards and Vancouver / Memphis Grizzlies.

Bart Scott

Age: 32

Profession: NFL Player

Best Known For: Since entering the NFL in 2002, Pro Bowl linebacker Bart Scott has played with the Baltimore Colts and New York Jets. Scott is known for his over-the-top rants and colorful post-game commentary.

Jeremy Shockey

Age: 32

Profession: NFL Player

Best Known For: Since entering the NFL in 2002, tight end Jeremy Shockey has played with the New York Giants, New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers, while being selected to four Pro Bowls. Shockey was the NFL Rookie of the Year in 2002. He played on the Giants’ team that won Super Bowl XLII and the Saints’ team that won Super Bowl XLIV.

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