Most Popular Athletes

Cheyenne, WY (KGWN)- Ticket vendor besttickets.com used Google search volume data from the last 12 months to reveal the most popular athletes, sports and teams in the United States.

The research used the most searched athletes by state to determine who the most popular athlete is.

The results?

Lebron James was the most Googled athlete in 23 states, followed by Peyton Manning in 7, including Wyoming.

Overall, James was still the most popular athlete, with 1.83 million searches per month, followed by Kobe Bryant (1.5 million searches) and Floyd Mayweather (1.22 million searches)

With 1 million searches per month Manning was in a five-way tie with Derrick Rose, Tiger Woods, Serena Williams and Anderson Silva.

The report also revealed the NFL as the most popular sport, quarterback as the most popular position and the Denver Broncos as the most Googled NFL Team.


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