Celebrities who played sports
The Oscar winner played a football coach in “Remember the Titans,” but played this sport at Fordham University.
The “Magnum, P.I.” star played basketball well enough to earn a scholarship to this California university.
President George W. Bush
The actor/rapper attended the University of Southern California on a basketball scholarship before becoming a “Dancing with the Stars” contestant.
The former president played rugby for his Ivy League alma mater during his college days.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
The actor earned an Oscar nomination for his role as a boxer in this film, but it was his moves on the mat that won him a scholarship to St. Lawrence University.
Before you could smell what The Rock was cookin’, you could watch him tackle opponents on the field for this college football team.
President Gerald Ford
Somewhere between her Disney years and her bald years, the Kentwood, Louisiana, native found time to play basketball for her high school.
Chevy Chase spoofed Ford’s pratfalls on “Saturday Night Live” , but in reality the 38th president was a star college football player.
The “30 Rock” star played high school tennis before she became famous for spoofing Sarah Palin.
The “Passion of the Christ” star began acting after he was injured playing basketball for Bellevue Community College.
The musician was an all-star track athlete at her high school in Kennett, Missouri.
The “Soul Food” star attended Virginia Commonwealth University on a tennis scholarship.
The hugely popular “Harry Potter” star found time to play field hockey for her English high school.
Before playing Superman, the actor was a football star at an Ivy League school.
The super-fit “Hollaback Girl” singer said she joined her high school swim team to lose weight.