10 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Athletes

It is always amazing to look at the screen while our heroes fight with villains or flirt with their heroines or even when they rush their cars through busy streets chasing the culprit. Having a blood rush in the spine while they show their athletic talents and sporty fitness on screen is always amazing, like watching Jacky Chan attempting a daring stunt himself. And we always appreciate the acting skills of Michael Jordon with Bugs Bunny, Dwayne Johnson aka Rock after they started their acting career along with the sports career they were already famous for.

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But, they are mostly known for their athletic career. We can’t forget the Hulk Hogan from the “Hogan Knows Best” after he took a pause in his wrestling career and was cast into this reality show. Some athletes came to this show business and made successful career along with their sports career. And some, after they failed or were not able to make their mark in sports, came to the silver screen and made themselves famous superstars. So, here is the list of 10 Celebrities who most people don’t know as former athletes.

10 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Athletes

10. Phil Robertson

10 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Athletes
10 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Athletes

Phil Robertson is a popular television reality star from the series of Duck Dynasty. But while he was in high school, he had an opportunity to attend Louisiana Tech in Ruston as a quarterback on a football scholarship in the late 1960s. He played first-string quarterback for the Bulldogs, ahead of Pro Football Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw. He was considered a top prospect for the NFL, but he decided he would rather devote his time to his true passion, hunting. Robertson also found the multi-million dollar company Duck Commander in 1972. He went from building duck calls in his backyard to becoming one of the most beloved characters on A&E’s Duck Dynasty. When he first arrived at Louisiana Tech in 1966, Bradshaw caused a media frenzy on account of his reputation of being a football sensation from nearby Shreveport.

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9. Jason Lee

10 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Athletes
10 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Athletes

Jason Michael Lee is an American actor and comedian famously known for his roles as Dave Seville in the Alvin and the Chipmunks films. He was also the voice-over of Buddy “IncrediBoy” Pine in the film “The Incredibles”. But, before he started showing the world his acting skill, he marked his name as a professional skateboarder. Lee’s reputation was especially prominent in the late-1980s and early-1990s. He co-founded Stereo Skateboards with Chris “Dune” Pastras in 1992, and the pair revived the company in 2003 after it had been defunct for several years. His company was primarily concerned with the manufacture of skateboard decks and also for sponsoring team riders.

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8. Matthew Fox

10 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Athletes
10 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Athletes

American Television actor Matthew Fox is known for his roles as Jack Shepherd on the supernatural drama television series Lost and Charlie Salinger on Party of Five. When Fox was a year old, he moved to Wyoming with his parents and siblings. Fox later graduated from high school in Wyoming and attended Deerfield Academy for a post-graduation degree. Following Deerfield, Fox then attended Columbia University, where he majored in Economics. He played as a wide receiver for Columbia University, where the saddest fact is that, his team lost 44 consecutive games while he was playing. He later became a brother of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. Fox also interviewed for a job to sell stocks at Prudential-Bache.

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