multi-sport athlete is an athlete who competes at a high level in two or more different sports. Most athletes play two or more sports from a young age – especially in high school – before deciding to concentrate on just one sport. History [edit ]
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Frank Howard - All - American Basketball and Baseball Ohio State 1958.
List of athletes [edit ]
Below is a list of multi-sport athletes who have played in at least one sport professionally, listed by primary athletic occupation, with notes on their secondary sport(s).
[edit ] Chas Gessner – Was a Div 1 All American in Football and Lacrosse at Brown University and played in the NFL and was drafted by Major League Lacrosse. Troy Aikman - Drafted by the New York Mets out of high school in 1985. Morten Andersen – Played on Denmark's junior national soccer team. Chris Bahr – played soccer for the Philadelphia Atoms of the North American Soccer League and was Rookie of the Year in 1974. [1 ] Matt Bahr – played soccer for the Colorado Caribous and Tulsa Roughnecks of the North American Soccer League. [2 ] Terry Baker – won 1962 Heisman Trophy and was a member of Oregon State basketball team that reached the 1963 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament Richard Bartel – Also pitched eight games for the Cincinnati Reds minor league team. Sammy Baugh – Played football and baseball at TCU, and went on to play in the minor leagues for the St. Louis Cardinals, then going to the NFL. Darren Bennett – Punter in the NFL for the San Diego Chargers and Minnesota Vikings after nearly a decade in the Australian Football League. Cedric Benson – Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 12th round of the 2001 MLB Draft; totaled 25 at-bats with their summer team. Jay Berwanger – Former Heisman winner played football and track and field at Chicago. Michael Bishop – Played quarterback for the New England Patriots and was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 28th round of the 1995 Major League Baseball Draft. Brooks Bollinger – was drafted twice by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 50th round. Josh Booty – Played in the Florida Marlins minor league system. Todd Bouman – Former Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback, played football and basketball at St. Cloud State. Terry Bradshaw - set a national record by throwing the javelin 244 feet, 11 3/4 inches. [3 ] Tom Brady – Drafted by Montreal Expos before attending college at the University of Michigan where he played for the Wolverines. John Brodie – played on golf's Senior PGA Tour, winning once in 1991 Jim Brown – an All-American in lacrosse, played basketball, and ran track at Syracuse University. Currently in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Lacrosse Hall of Fame, and College Football Hall of Fame. Ron Brown – Was a track athlete in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Sheldon Brown – Current cornerback for the Cleveland Browns, played football and baseball at South Carolina. Cris Carter – Played basketball and football at Ohio State University. Michael Carter – Went to the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Quan Cosby played in the Anaheim Angels farm system before playing college and pro football. Daunte Culpepper- Drafted by the New York Yankees. Ronald Curry- Won the 1998 McDonald's All-American Slam Dunk contest and was the MVP for the 1998 McDonald's All-American basketball game. Was ranked by the Recruiting Services Consensus Index as the #6 best high school senior in basketball for 1998. Played basketball for the University of North Carolina. Eric Decker – Current wide receiver for the Denver Broncos, was drafted twice in the MLB Drafts Jack Del Rio – Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays out of high school and played football at USC. Adam DiMichele – Played quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles and was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 38th round of the 2005 MLB Draft. Bobby Douglas – Chicago Bears quarterback also pitched in the Chicago White Sox minor league system for a very short period. Dennis Dixon – Current quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers; was drafted by the Atlanta Braves and played 2 rookie league games. "Sugar" Ray Edwards – Played for the Minnesota Vikings and Atlanta Falcons, also professional boxer notorious for calling out Wladimir Klitschko John Elway – played minor league baseball for the New York Yankees and the Kansas City Royals. Dwight Freeney - was a four-sport letterman in soccer (goalkeeper), baseball, basketball and football in high school before focusing on football in college. Justin Gage – played basketball for the University of Missouri. Antonio Gates – was an all- conference player in college basketball at Eastern Michigan and Kent State. Willie Gault – Qualified for the U.S. Olympic track team, but did not compete because of the 1980 Summer Olympics boycott. Toby Gerhart – Plays for the Minnesota Vikings and also played baseball at Stanford and was offered a contract after the 2010 MLB Draft but declined it to play football. Turner Gill – also played minor league baseball for several different teams. Tony Gonzalez – Played college basketball for UC Berkeley, which reached the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament in 1997. Herbert Goodman – played 12 games at running back in the NFL for the Green Bay Packers. Also has an 18–10 record as a pro mixed martial artist, having fought the likes of [4 ] Hector Lombard. [5 ] Otto Graham – Played in the NBL for the Rochester Royals from 1945–1946. Jimmy Graham – Current tight end for the New Orleans Saints, played 4 years of basketball for the Miami Hurricanes. Bud Grant – Lettered in baseball and basketball at the University of Minnesota, and later played two seasons in the NBA, two seasons in the NFL, and four seasons in the CFL. Darrell Green – Competed as a professional sprinter from 1981–1982. Jabari Greer – Played football and track and field at Tennessee. Robert Griffin III - Quarterback for Baylor & Washington Redskins and was a record-setting college hurdler, also played basketball. George Halas – Was replaced by Babe Ruth after being given a brief trial as the Yankees' right fielder. Bob Hayes – Was a world-class sprinter who won two gold medals at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Drew Henson – also appeared in Major League Baseball with the New York Yankees. [6 ] Vic Janowicz – 1950 Heisman Trophy winner and Washington Redskin halfback was a catcher with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1953 and 1954. James Jett – won gold in 4×100 meters at 1992 Olympics. Corey Jenkins – Played minor league baseball and was former first-round pick for the Boston Red Sox, played college football for the Carolina Gamecocks and then linebacker for the Miami Dolphins Andre Johnson- Was on track and field team at the University of Miami Chris Johnson- Came second in the 100 meter dash in the Florida 4A State Track Championship in 2004 Jerrod Johnson – Former quarterback for Texas A&M, also played basketball for one season. Brandon Jones – Current Seattle Seahawks player was drafted in the 2001 MLB Draft by the New York Yankees. Ed "Too Tall" Jones – Briefly retired from football to become a boxer, with a 6–0 record as a heavyweight, before returning to the Dallas Cowboys. Adam "Pacman" Jones - Former NFL cornerback, TNA World Tag Team champion in 2007 with Ron Killings in a non-wrestling role, will return to TNA in 2013 as a full tag team wrestler. Maurice Jones-Drew – Current running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars, played football and ran track at UCLA. Colin Kaepernick - Quarterback for San Francisco 49ers who was drafted in the 43rd round by the Chicago Cubs. Arthur Karpus - Played college level football, basketball and baseball, later went onto play minor league baseball. Roy Kidd - Named a "Little All-American" quarterback and all Ohio Valley Conference baseball player at Eastern Kentucky University Ernie Ladd – Was in the WWF from 1961–1986. Jake Locker – Is a current quarterback for Tennessee Titans and played outfield for the Bellingham Bells of the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League, and was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 10th round of the 2009 MLB Draft. Dave Logan – Was drafted in the NFL(the Cleveland Browns), the National Basketball Association (by the Sacramento Kings), and Major League Baseball (the Cincinnati Reds). John Lynch – threw the first pitch in the history of the Erie Sailors minor league baseball team and played in the Florida Marlins minor league system. Dan Marino – was drafted by the Major League Baseball Kansas City Royals. [7 ] Ollie Matson – He was in the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. Pat McAfee – Also played soccer at West Virginia University. Donovan McNabb – Played basketball for Syracuse University. Evan Moore – tight end for the Cleveland Browns; played two years of college basketball at Stanford. Matt Moore – quarterback for the Carolina Panthers was drafted in the 22nd round of the 2004 MLB draft by the Los Angeles Angels and also played in a Southern California semi-pro baseball league. Johnnie Morton – Played Wide Receiver for the Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs, and San Francisco 49ers, following his NFL career he had a brief MMA career before being banned for testing positive for steroids, lost his only fight by a first round knockout Bronko Nagurski – Competed in the NWA from 1944–1960. Stephen Neal – Was an Olympic wrestler in 2000. Terrell Owens – While at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, also ran track. Also played basketball in college, the Sacramento Kings summer league, USBL's Adirondack Wildcats. Bill Parcells – He was offered a baseball contract by the Philadelphia Phillies and was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the seventh round for football. Clarence "Ace" Parker – NFL Hall of Famer played 2 MLB seasons with the Philadelphia Athletics and hit a home run in his first major league at-bat. Walter Payton - raced in Trans-Am for Tom Gloy. Julius Peppers – While at the University of North Carolina, Peppers was also a walk-on member of the men's basketball team. Jake Plummer - Former NFL quarterback who competed in American handball in Alaska with and against his brother Eric, and lost the 2008 tournament to him. Charlie Powell – Had a boxing career in 1962, played on the St. Louis Browns in the MLB, and was offered a tryout by the Harlem Globetrotters but declined it. Terrelle Pryor – Was also scheduled to play basketball at Ohio State but coach Jim Tressel wouldn't allow him. Antwaan Randle El – Drafted by the Chicago Cubs and played basketball at Indiana University. Ed Reed – Was a member of the Miami track team and at one point the Big East champion in the javelin. Denard Robinson – Also runs track at the University of Michigan. Saverio Rocca – Played Australian Rules Football for Collingwood. Stanford Routt – Ran track at the University of Houston. Deion Sanders – spent nine years in Major League Baseball; the only person to play in both a Super Bowl and a World Series, while also running track. Tony Scheffler – Played football and baseball at Western Michigan University. Evan Sharpley – Former Notre Dame quarterback was drafted in the 2009 MLB Draft by the Seattle Mariners in the 50th round and is currently in the team's farm system as a first baseman. Wes Shivers – played 3 games in the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons. Also has an 8–1 record as a pro mixed martial artist. [8 ] [9 ] Akili Smith – Was drafted number 3 overall in the 1999 NFL Draft by the Bengals and played 2 seasons of minor league baseball. Robert Smith – Played football and track and field at Ohio State. Isaiah Stanback- Drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in 2006. Golden Tate – Current Seattle Seahawks player, was drafted in the 42nd round by the Arizona Diamondbacks out of high school. Joe Thomas – Also played track and field at Wisconsin along with playing football. Michael Vick – Drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 2000 MLB Draft. Herschel Walker – participated in the 1992 Winter Olympics, ran track at the University of Georgia and is currently a mixed martial arts competitor. Javon Walker – Current free agent in the NFL was drafted in the 1997 MLB Draft by the Florida Marlins and played 3 years in the minors. Hines Ward - Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver who is training for Kona Iron Man. Brandon Weeden – Plays quarterback for the Cleveland Browns and played minor league baseball for the New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Chris Weinke – Played six years of minor league baseball before going to Florida State, where he won the Heisman Trophy and led his team to the BCS National Championship Game. Later started in the NFL. Michael Westbrook – Currently trains MMA [10 ] Pat White – was selected in the MLB draft four times and signed with the Kansas City Royals after being cut by the Miami Dolphins in 2010. Muhammad Wilkerson - Led Linden High School to state titles during his junior and senior years in basketball before switching to American Football in college. Ricky Williams – played four years of minor league baseball for the Philaphia Phillies. [11 ] Matt Willis - Former Broncos receiver who competed in American Ninja Warriors season 2 during the lockout. Russell Wilson – Is currently a quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, drafted with the 75th pick of the 2012 NFL Draft and former quarterback for University of Wisconsin–Madison and the NC State Wolfpack football team and an infielder for the Wolfpack baseball team and he was drafted by the Colorado Rockies Major League Baseball team in the 2010 draft with the 140th pick. Kamerion Wimbley - Tennessee Titans defensive end who competed in American Ninja Warriors season 4. Jameis Winston - Is currently a two-sport athlete for Florida State as a quarterback and as an outfielder in baseball. He decided to go to college despite being drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 15th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft. Rod Woodson-Pro football Hall of Fame defensive back, and was a world-class 110 meter hurdler. Tom Zbikowski – safety for the Indianapolis Colts and a professional boxer. [edit ] [edit ] Baseball [edit ] Frank Baumholtz – Played in the BAA for 2 seasons with the Cleveland Rebels. Jamie Burke – was a kicker on Oregon State's football team Sammy Byrd – won six PGA Tour events after retiring from baseball Tom Candiotti - former knuckleball pitcher was inducted into the International Bowling Hall of Fame. Cris Carpenter - Was a punter for the University of Georgia. Vince Coleman - Was a punter/kicker for Florida A&M. Gene Conley – Played in the NBA with the Boston Celtics and the New York Knicks. Chuck Connors – Played basketball for the Boston Celtics in 1946 and got drafted by the Chicago Bears in 1952. Played baseball for the Montreal Royals, Brooklyn Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs. Carl Crawford – was offered scholarships to play American football for the University of Nebraska and basketball before concentrating on baseball. [32 ] Alvin Dark – played college football at LSU and Southwestern Louisiana Institute Mark DeRosa – Played quarterback at the University of Pennsylvania. Darin Erstad- Punted and placekicked at the University of Nebraska. Josh Fields- Played quarterback at Oklahoma State. Steve Garvey- Played defensive back at Michigan State University Bob Gibson – Played on the Harlem Globetrotters from 1957–1958. Kirk Gibson – 1978 College Football All-America Team wide receiver; drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals football team in the 7th round of the 1979 NFL draft. Tom Glavine – Was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the NHL. Dick Groat – Played for the Fort Wayne Pistons in the NBA in 1952. Frank Grube – A St. Louis Browns catcher, played Left End for the 1928 New York Yankees of the National Football League. Tony Gwynn – A former basketball stand-out who was drafted by both the San Diego Clippers and San Diego Padres on the same day. Steve Hamilton – Played in the NBA for the Minneapolis Lakers. Todd Helton – Played quarterback at the University of Tennessee Mark Hendrickson – Played four seasons in the NBA. Bo Jackson – won the Heisman Trophy, and was an all-pro in the National Football League and also played on a semi-pro basketball team in Los Angeles before returning to baseball. Fergie Jenkins – Played for the Harlem Globetrotters. Jackie Jensen - was a running back and defensive back at University of California, Berkeley. Brian Jordan – Was a defensive back for the Atlanta Falcons. Matt Kinzer - only person to have played for both the Detroit Lions and the Detroit Tigers. Kenny Lofton – Played basketball at the University of Arizona. Joe Maddon – Played football and baseball at Lafayette College. Joe Mauer – Played quarterback, point guard, and catcher in high school, and was named USA Today High School Player of the Year, twice: in 2000 for football and 2001 for baseball. Nyjer Morgan – Besides playing in the MLB, he played hockey and reached the Major Junior level with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League in 1999–2000 Curtis Pride – Played for the U.S. FIFA soccer team in China and played point guard at William & Mary. Ron Reed – Played in the NBA for the Detroit Pistons. Rick Rhoden – Played on golf's Champions Tour with three top-10 finishes. Dave Ricketts – Also played in the MLB and played basketball with his brother at Duquesne University. Dick Ricketts – Played for the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, Cincinnati Royals, and multiple other teams. Robin Roberts – Was a pitcher in the MLB and played college basketball for Michigan State University Jackie Robinson – played professional football in the PCPFL, and ran track at UCLA. Jeff Samardzija – Played wide receiver at Notre Dame. Ryne Sandberg – Was offered a football scholarship from the Washington State Cougars football team to play quarterback. Tim Stoddard – Member of the 1973–1974 N.C. State Wolfpack NCAA Basketball Championship team. Ralph Terry – Played on golf's Senior PGA Tour, finishing 57th on the money list in 1987 Frank Thomas- Played football at Auburn University Herb Washington – a former college sprinter at Michigan State University Dave Winfield – was drafted by four professional teams in three different sports – basketball, baseball and American football, before deciding to concentrate on his baseball career. [32 ] Justin Morneau – Played one preseason game as a goaltender for the Portland Winter Hawks of the WHL. Rick Leach – Played quarterback for the University of Michigan and pro baseball for Toronto, Detroit, and San Francisco Dámaso García- is a former Major League Baseball player best known for his time spent with the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1980s and In 1974, he was the Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra soccer team's captain. That year he played too as the captain for the Dominican Republic national football team at XII Central American and Caribbean Games in Santo Domingo. Basketball [edit ] Bobsleigh [edit ] Bowling [edit ] Don Carter – a PBA Hall of Famer, appeared in 38 pro baseball games for the Red Springs Red Robins (a farm club of the Philadelphia Athletics), where Carter hit .302 in 96 AB and also pitched in 15 games, acquiring a 3–7 win-loss record. Eddie Lubanski – a USBC Hall of Fame member, pitched for three seasons for farm clubs of the St. Louis Browns. He compiled an enviable 50–18 win-loss record, winning 20 games in his second season, but quit baseball entirely after a dispute with the owner of the Muskogee Reds. He returned to Detroit to become a full-time pro bowler, an occupation he had started at age fifteen. [36 ] Walter Ray Williams, Jr. – Seven-time PBA Player of the Year, Walter Ray has also won six Men's World Horseshoe Pitching titles. Boxing [edit ] [edit ] Chess [edit ] Cricket [edit ] Cycling [edit ] Alison Shanks - World Record holder for individual pursuit in Olympics who was a netball player for Otago Rebels. Clara Hughes – won two bronze medals in road bicycle racing at the 1996 Summer Olympics. Hughes has also won several medals for speed skating in the Winter Olympics. Including: a bronze in 2002, a gold and a silver in 2006 and a bronze in 2010. Eric Heiden, who is better known as a speed skater and quintiple gold medalist at the 1980 Winter Olympics, was also briefly a professional cyclist for the 7-Eleven (cycling team). He rode in the 1986 Tour de France. Greg LeMond, raced Formula Ford 2000 after his retirement from cycling. Rebecca Romero – won a silver medal in rowing in the quadruple scull event at the 2004 Summer Olympics before switching to cycling, winning gold in the individual pursuit in the 2008 Summer Olympics. After the individual pursuit was removed from the Olympics in 2012, she entered the Ironman UK triathlon and qualified for the Ironman World Championship as an age-grouper. [46 ] Nicolas Vouilloz - is a ten-time Downhill Mountain Bike World Championships winner, but also competed at the World Rally Championship and Intercontinental Rally Challenge, resulting champion in the latter. Cameron Wurf competed in rowing at the 2004 Summer Olympics before becoming a professional cyclist. [47 ] Maria Canins is an Italian racing cyclist, a biker and a cross-country skier. She twice won in the Tour de France Féminin. She rode for Italy at the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics. She won the gold medal in Team Time Trial in 1988 UCI Road World Championships. In cross-country skiing, Canins was Italian champion 15 times and the first Italian to win the Vasaloppet and win 10 times the Marcialonga. She was world champion in mountain biking in 1991 and 1993. Figure Skating [edit ] Max Aaron - US figure skater who started his skating career as a speed skater, he also represented USA in USA Hockey nationals in both 2006 and 2007, and played U18 AA as well as competing in figure skating at amateur level during that time. Golf [edit ] Hockey [edit ] Lionel Conacher – Canada's greatest male athlete in the 1920s and 1930s, he also excelled in Canadian football, lacrosse, baseball, boxing and wrestling. He, along with Carl Voss is one of only two people to have their names on both the Stanley Cup and Grey Cup. Bill Ezinicki - Played professional golf after hockey, winning several tournaments. Jarome Iginla - Played baseball for the Canadian national junior team. Eric Lindros – Played with 4 teams in the National Hockey League from 1992 – 2007, briefly had ties with the Toronto Blue Jays. Lindros appeared on a 1990 Score baseball card and took batting practice with the team. Jon Mirasty - Nicknamed "Nasty" by teammates and fans, competes professional as an MMA fighter. Was provincial and Golden Gloves champion in 1998 and 1999 in Canadian youth boxing. Joe Nieuwendyk – Played lacrosse for the Whitby Warriors, winning the Minto Cup. Peter Obresa - A German international, played also baseball for Mannheim Tornados, before playing hockey professional for Mannheimer ERC. Gary Roberts – Played lacrosse for the Whitby Warriors, winning the Minto Cup. Sven Tumba - played for Sweden in golf's Eisenhower Trophy Carl Voss - Hockey Hall of Fame inductee won Calder Memorial Trophy and Stanley Cup while in the NHL, also played football for the Queen's Golden Gaels, winning the Grey Cup. He, along with Lionel Conacher is one of only two people to have their names on both the Stanley Cup and Grey Cup. Hayley Wickenheiser - Played on the Canadian softball team at the 2000 Summer Olympics, in addition to being a longtime member of the Canada women's national ice hockey team. Jeremy Yablonski - Professional hockey player in Europe and North America, he has fought professionally in MMA XFS (Extreme Fight Series). He was also a one time, novice Golden Gloves boxing champion. Peter Zezel - Played for numerous teams in the National Hockey League as well as competitive soccer for the Toronto Blizzard and North York Rockets. Lacrosse [edit ] Jenny Williams - World Cup winning (1986) and team captain (1989-92) lacrosse player for Australia who represented South Australia in six sports (lacrosse, indoor lacrosse, touch football, soccer, cricket and Australian football) Chazz Woodson - lettered in lacrosse, football, and basketball at Norfolk Academy Mixed Martial Arts [edit ] Motorsport [edit ] Netball [edit ] Professional wrestling [edit ] William Afflis, aka Dick the Bruiser – Played 48 games for the Green Bay Packers in the NFL in the 1950s. Wade Barrett - WWE wrestler who was a former European bare-knuckle fighting champion. John Cena - WWE wrestler who was a Division III All-American center on the college football team. Bill Goldberg – Played 14 games at Defensive Tackle for the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL during the early 1990s. [55 ] Ted DiBiase - Former WWE wrestler/manager who played football in college. Ted DiBiase Jr. - WWE wrestler who was a quarterback and soccer player in high school and college Mark Henry - WWE wrestler who was a former Gold Medalist for weightlifting and strongman competitions. Dwayne Johnson - Wrestled in the WWE as "The Rock" played at the University of Miami where he was a starting defensive lineman on the school's 1991 National championship team. Lex Luger – Played at the University of Miami. Upon leaving Miami, he played professional football for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. Finished up his career with USFL Tampa Bay Bandits. Big E Langston - ring name for WWE wrestler Ettore Ewen. Was a defensive lineman throughout college and high school, also a Florida high school wrestling state champion and a Division I college football letter winner. He also competes in powerlifting since 2009. [56 ] Wahoo McDaniel – Was in the AFL for the Houston Oilers, Denver Broncos, New York Jets, and the Miami Dolphins from 1960–1968. Kevin Nash - Played basketball for University of Tennessee 1977-1980 before concentrating on wrestling. ODB - Ring name for TNA Knockout/referee Jessica Kresa who played ice hockey through high school and college. Brian Pillman – Played for hometown Cincinnati Bengals as a free agent in 1984 (where he won the Ed Block Courage Award for his team) and later the Canadian Football League for the Calgary Stampeders in 1986. He also played for the Buffalo Bills. Randy Savage – Played in the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds' minor-league systems. Big Van Vader – Drafted 80th overall by the Los Angeles Rams in the 1978 NFL Draft. [57 ] Roman Reigns - Ring name for Leati Joseph "Joe" Anoa'i who is one third of The Shield, former NCAA, NFL & CFL defensive tackle. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson - MMA fighter, former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion who made his TNA debut on June 6, 2013. The Undertaker - Ring name for Mark Calaway, played basketball in high school and college. Rugby League [edit ] Monty Betham - son of Monty Betham Sr. Former Rugby League player who switched to professional boxing post retirement, he also came second in Dancing With the Stars in 2008. Benji Marshall - Represented Australia in touch football, played for West Tigers for 11 season and will be switching to rugby union in 2014. John Hopoate – After multiple suspensions forced him to retire from rugby, he pursued a career in boxing, eventually becoming the Australian heavyweight champion. [58 ] Anthony Mundine – Has had a career as a boxer, from 2000 to the present. Darren Edward Clark – Has had a career as a runner running 4th at both the 1984 and 1988 Olympics and finished his career with the Balmain Tigers Michael O'Connor – represented Australia in Rugby League and Rugby Union, He played for the Wallabies in 13 Tests from 1979 to 1982 and then the Kangaroos in 17 Tests from 1985 to 1990. O'Connor played club football in the NSWRL Premiership for the St. George Dragons and later the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, becoming captain of the latter and winning the 1987 Winfield Cup with them Rugby Union [edit ] Sailing [edit ] Rob Waddell - a retired rower, 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist in single sculls rowing who is a current Team New Zealand crewman as a grinder, he also played rugby union as a lock. He still holds world indoor rowing machine record time over 2000m and 5000m.
All slamball players have a background in either track and field, basketball, volleyball, ice hockey or American Football, some are even gymnasts or wrestlers.
Snowboarding [edit ] Shaun Palmer - (born November 14, 1968) is an American professional snowboarder, skier, mountain biker, and motocross rider. "Palm Daddy" is known as one of the forefathers of extreme sports. Swimming [edit ] Tennis [edit ] Track and field [edit ] Water Polo [edit ] Kaleigh Gilchrist - USC women water polo 2010-present NCAA 2013 National Champion and USA surf team member/NSSA college national surfing champion See also [edit ] References [edit ] ^ "Season". Philadelphiaatoms.com . Retrieved 8 February 2011. ^ "North American Soccer League Players". Nasljerseys.com. 6 July 1956 . Retrieved 8 February 2011. ^ Mike Puma. "Bashful Bradshaw?" . Retrieved 2013-01-14. ^ "Herbert Goodman, RB at". NFL. 15 January 2012 . Retrieved 8 May 2012. ^ "Herbert "Whisper" Goodman MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography". Sherdog.com . Retrieved 8 May 2012. ^ "Drew Henson Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com . 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