You know them for their on-camera talents, but many stars started out as promising athletes in college, and some even made it to the professional level. Check out these celebs whose early performances were on an athletic field.
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Was a starting quarterback for UCLA for two seasons.
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Victoria’s Secret model
Played basketball in the women’s professional league in Sweden.
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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Actor (“Fast & Furious 6,” “Furious 7”)
Was a six-time World Wrestling Federation heavyweight title champion; played football for the University of Miami.
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Comedian, host of “The Daily Show”
Was a member of the men’s soccer team at the College of William and Mary.
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Actor (Oscar winner for “The Last King of Scotland”)
Played football for Cal Poly State University.
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Actress (“Harry Potter” films)
Played club field hockey at Brown University.
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Actor (“Modern Family”)
Was on the football teams at Ohio University and Youngstown State University and was a 15th-round draft pick for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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Actor (“Blue Bloods”)
Played college basketball for Southern Cal.
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Actor (“Smokey and the Bandit”)
Was a football running back at Florida State University and was drafted by the Baltimore Colts but got injured.
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Actor (“Person of Interest”)
Played basketball for Bellevue Community College in Washington.