Because we don't have a professional sports team here in North Dakota, we're stuck cheering for teams in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Colorado. That's why it's not very surprising that Adrian Peterson is North Dakota's most Googled athlete.

According to, Peterson is the most Googled athlete in four different states: North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa.

Lebron James is the top Googled athlete in 23 of 50 states, including both Ohio and Florida, the two states James has played professional basketball.

The article also breaks down the top searched teams in each of the four major sports:

  • NFL: Denver Broncos
  • MLB: New York Yankees
  • NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins
  • NBA: Miami Heat

To see the complete map of the most Googled athletes, visit HERE