It is such a proud moment knowing that some professional athletes come from the town where you currently live or grew up. Most of the time we all instantly become fans of that athlete.

Professional Athletes That Were Born In New Jersey

New Jersey is a state the raises a bunch of great athletes in every sport. Some noticeable athletes that you probably already know that are from the Garden State are NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal, MLB Hall of Famer Derek Jeter, NFL Hall of Famer Bill Parcels, USMNT goalkeeper Tim Howard, amongst many more. 

Here is a list of New Jersey natives that are currently playing a professional sport.