- List of multi-sport athletes
A 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.
In the United States, it was commonplace for athletes to play in two or more sports.
List of athletes
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).
- 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.
- 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.
- Matt Bahr – played soccer for the Colorado Caribous and Tulsa Roughnecks of the North American Soccer League.
- 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, played Aussie Football
- 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 – Current Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback, played football and basketball at St. Cloud State.
- Tom Brady – Drafted by Montreal Expos before attending college at the University of Michigan where he played for the Wolverines.
- Jim Brown – an All-American in lacrosse, played basketball, and ran track at Syracuse University.
- 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.
- 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.
- John Elway – played minor league baseball for the New York Yankees and the Kansas City Royals.
- 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 Hector Lombard.
- 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.
- Darrell Green – Competed as a professional sprinter from 1981–1982.
- Jabari Greer – Played football and track and field at Tennessee.
- George Halas – Was replaced by Babe Ruth after being given a brief trial as the Yankees' right fielder .
- Todd Haley – Played golf at University of Florida and Miami (FL).
- 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.
- 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
- Jerrod Johnson – Current 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.
- Maurice Jones-Drew – Current running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars, played football and ran track at UCLA.
- Arthur Karpus Played college level football, basketball and baseball, later went onto play minor league baseball.
- Ernie Ladd – Was in the WWF from 1961–1986.
- Jake Locker – Is a current quarterback at Washington 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.
- 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 – Current tight end for the Cleveland Browns; played two years of college basketball at Stanford.
- Matt Moore – Current 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 Fransisco 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.
- Julius Peppers – While at the University of North Carolina, Peppers was also a walk-on member of the men's basketball team.
- 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.
- Jerry Rice – Golfed on the Nationwide Tour at the Fresh Express Classic at TPC Stonebrae and finished second to last.
- Denard Robinson – Also runs track at the University of Michigan.
- Saverio Rocca – Played Australian Rules Football for Collingwood.
- Tony Romo – Is an avid golfer and attempted to make the U.S. Open in 2005 and 2010.
- 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.
- 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.
- Richard Trapp -- Played baseball for the New York Yankees for a year, won a national couples tennis tournament, had a scholarship for basketball to the University of Florida and was the Table Tennis and Billiards champion at UF.
- Michael Vick – Drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 2000 MLB Draft.
- Herschel Walker – participated in the 1992 Winter Olympics 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.
- Brandon Weeden – Plays quarterback for Oklahoma State 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
- 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.
- Ricky Williams – played four years of minor league baseball.
- Russell Wilson – Is currently the starting quarterback University Of Wisconsin-Madison and former quarterback for 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.
- Tom Zbikowski – safety for the Baltimore Ravens and a professional boxer.
- Clive Allen - Played football for Tottenham Hotspur and American Football for the London Monarchs as a Placekicker
- Bruce Arena – Played for the United States men's national soccer team and also played for the US national lacrosse team which won the 1974 World Lacrosse Championship and finished runner up in 1978.
- Devin Barclay - Currently the placekicker for the Ohio State Buckeyes, after a five-year stint in MLS.
- Tim Buzaglo - A former footballer for Woking, who also played ICC Trophy cricket for Gibraltar.
- Aldo Donelli - A member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Played 11 games in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the early 1940s.
- Harold Jarman – Played for Bristol Rovers for most of his professional football career. Also played first class cricket for Gloucestershire.
- Kevin Moran – Played 71 games for the Republic of Ireland national football team. Also won two All-Ireland Gaelic football championships with Dublin, in 1976 and 1977.
- Ron Tindall – Played football for Chelsea and Portsmouth and also played first-class cricket for Surrey.
- Taylor Twellman – Played 30 games for the United States men's national soccer team. Also worked out with the Kansas City Royals who offered him a contract which he declined in favor of a soccer scholarship from the University of Maryland.
- Curtis Woodhouse – Played football for Birmingham City. Most notably played 3 games in the Premier League. Woodhouse currently has a record of 15-3 as a professional boxer, having lost to Frankie Gavin in a bout for the WBO Inter-Continental welterweight title.
Australian rules football
- Wayne Athorne – Competed for Australia in Decathlon at the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games.
- George Blake – Competed for Australia in running events at the 1908 Summer Olympics.
- Shane Crothers – Played for Geelong in the National Basketball League.
- Denis Dalton – Won a bronze medal in bowls at the 1982 Commonwealth Games.
- Bob Edmond – Won two silver medal in weight lifting at the 1978 and 1982 Commonwealth Games.
- Bill McCabe – Competed in water polo at the 1956 Summer Olympics.
- Jim Matthews – Competed in the 1947 Australian Championships for tennis.
- Michael Parsons – Played for Launceston and West Adelaide in the National Basketball League.
- Ron Taylor – Competed in boxing at the 1960 Summer Olympics.
- Tom Warhurst – Competed in six Australian Championships for tennis.
- Keith Wiegard – Competed in water polo at the 1960 Summer Olympics.
- Frank Baumholtz – Played in the BAA for 2 seasons with the Cleveland Rebels.
- Jamie Burke – Current Washington Nationals catcher, was a kicker on Oregon State's football team
- 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.
- Carl Crawford – was offered scholarships to play American football for the University of Nebraska and basketball before concentrating on baseball.
- Alvin Dark – played college football at LSU and Southwestern Louisiana Institute
- Mark DeRosa – Played quarterback at the University of Pennsylvania.
- Josh Fields- Played quarterback at Oklahoma State.
- Bob Gibson – Played on the Harlem Globetrotters from 1957–1958.
- Kirk Gibson – 1978 College Football All-America Team wide receiver; drafted by the Arizona Cardinals 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.
- 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.
- Brian Jordan – Was a defensive back for the Atlanta Falcons.
- 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.A. FIFA soccer team in China and played point guard at William & Mary.
- Ron Reed – Played in the NBA for the Detroit Pistons.
- 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.
- 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.
- John Smoltz - Played in the South Georgia Classic golf tournament on the Nationwide Tour and finished last with +15.
- Danny Ainge – NBA All-Star and two-time champion with the Boston Celtics, also played baseball for the Toronto Blue Jays.
- Scott Burrell – the only athlete in history to have been drafted in the first round in two of the four major professional sports leagues (MLB and NBA)
- Wilt Chamberlain – Played volleyball in the IVA for the Seattle Smashers 1974–1979. Went to college on a track and basketball scholarship, was also offered professional boxing and football opportunities.
- Nathaniel Clifton – played baseball in the Negro Leagues, before becoming the first black to land a NBA contract.
- Dave DeBusschere – Hall of Famer had a short professional baseball career (1962–1963) as a pitcher for the Chicago White Sox
- Tim Duncan – Was a competitive swimmer in the U.S. Virgin Islands; endeavored to make the 1992 Olympic Games before Hurricane Hugo took out his town's only Olympic size pool.
- Keith Erickson – He attended UCLA on a shared baseball and basketball scholarship also played on the 1964 U.S. Men's Olympic Volleyball Team, then going to the NBA.
- John Havlicek – Was in the Cleveland Browns' training camp in 1962.
- Allen Iverson – Was an all-state quarterback in high school.
- LeBron James – was an all-state high school wide receiver.
- Michael Jordan – briefly played as an outfielder in Class AA team for the Chicago White Sox after his first retirement from the NBA.
- Greg Lee – also a pioneer in professional beach volleyball.
- John Lucas - Also played on the Grand Prix tennis circuit and with World TeamTennis.
- Mickey McCarty – In 1968, he was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fourth round of the NFL-AFL draft, by the Chicago Bulls in the 14th round of the NBA draft, by the Dallas Chaparrals in the ABA draft and by the Cleveland Indians in the 25th round of the baseball draft.
- Cotton Nash – Played in the MLB for the Chicago White Sox and the Minnesota Twins in 1967–1969.
- Hakeem Olajuwon – played association football in Nigeria before moving to the United States to concentrate on his basketball career.
- Pat Riley – He was selected by the San Diego Rockets in the 1st round of the 1967 NBA Draft, and was also drafted as a wide receiver by the Dallas Cowboys in the 11th round of the 1967 NFL Draft.
- Cesare Rubini – Has been inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1994 and in the International Swimming Hall of Fame for his merit in water polo. He is the only one athlete inducted in two halls of fame.
- Bill Sharman – Was on the Brooklyn Dodgers farm system and was called up, but never played in the big leagues
- Jay Triano – Current Toronto Raptors head coach, was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers and the CFL's Calgary Stampeders in football.
- Charlie Ward – Won the Heisman Trophy and also played baseball.
- Steve Holcomb – Alpine Skier before switching to bobsleigh.
- Steve Mesler – competed in Track and Field at the University of Florida.
- Curtis Tomasevicz – played football for the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers from 2000–03.
- 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.
- Walter Ray Williams, Jr. – Seven-time PBA Player of the Year, Walter Ray has also won six Men's World Horseshoe Pitching titles.
- Eddie Eagan – 1920 light heavyweight boxing Olympic gold-medalist, and 1932 Four-man bobsleigh Olympic gold-medalist. Only athlete to win gold at the Summer and Winter Games in different events.
- Roy Jones Jr. – Played in one game for the Brevard Blue Ducks of the USBL basketball league in 1990.
- Bill Lang – Australian national heavyweight boxing champion. He was also an Australian rules footballer who played with Richmond in the Victorian Football League (VFL).
- Ray Mercer - Had two professional K-1 kickboxing bouts in 2004 and 2005, losing both. In 2009, Mercer had his first and only bout in pro MMA, defeating former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia.
- Katie Taylor – Women's world amateur boxing champion (2010; 60 kg division) and plays for the Republic of Ireland women's national football team.
- Albert Alderman – also played football for Derby County and Burnley.
- Chris Balderstone – England cricketer who also played football for Huddersfield Town, Carlisle United, Doncaster Rovers and Queen of the South.
- Ian Botham – player in the Football League while also being a Test cricketer.
- Denis Compton – played for England at both cricket and football.
- C.B. Fry – played for England at cricket and football, and held the world record for the long jump.
- Phil Neale – also played football for Lincoln City and Scunthorpe United.
- Jeff Wilson – played one-day international cricket and international rugby union for New Zealand.
- 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.
- Babe Zaharias – won 41 LPGA events and 11 majors in golf, as well as three Olympic medals (two gold and one silver) in track & field. Zaharias was also an All-American basketball player.
- Lionel Conacher – Canada's greatest male athlete in the 1920s and 1930s, he also excelled in Canadian football, lacrosse, baseball, boxing and wrestling.
- Joe Nieuwendyk – Played lacrosse for the Whitby Warriors, winning the Minto Cup.
- Gary Roberts – Played lacrosse for the Whitby Warriors, winning the Minto Cup.
Mixed Martial Arts
- Nick Diaz - Turned pro in MMA in 2001, then made his pro boxing debut in 2005.
- Keith Jardine - Turned pro in MMA in 2001, then made his pro boxing debut in 2003.
- Brock Lesnar – Was Pro Wrestling Illustrated's Wrestler of the Year in 2002. Also made the preseason roster for the Minnesota Vikings in 2004.
- Matt Mitrione – Played 9 games at Defensive Tackle for the New York Giants in the 2002 NFL season.
- Alistair Overeem – Won the K-1 2010 World Grand Prix kickboxing championship.
- Bob Sapp – Played 1 game at Guard for the Minnesota Vikings in the 1997 NFL season.
- Semmy Schilt - Four time winner of the K-1 World Grand Prix kickboxing championship (2005, 2006, 2007, 2009).
- Anderson Silva - Turned pro in MMA in 1997, then made his pro boxing debut in 1998.
- William Afflis, aka Dick the Bruiser – Played 48 games for the Green Bay Packers in the NFL in the 1950s.
- Bill Goldberg – Played 14 games at Defensive Tackle for the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL during the early 90s.
- 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.
- Wahoo McDaniel – Was in the AFL for the Houston Oilers, Denver Broncos, and the New York Jets from 1974–1996.
- 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.
- John Hopoate – After multiple suspensions forced him to retire from rugby, he pursued a career in boxing, eventually becoming the Australian heavyweight champion.
- Anthony Mundine – Has had a career as a boxer, from 2000 to the present.
- Heather Moyse – A Canada international in rugby union, both in 15s and sevens, and winner of a gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in two-woman bobsleigh.
- Sonny Bill Williams - A New Zealand international in both Rugby league and Rugby union as well as an undefeated professional boxer.
- Gerard Blitz – 2x Olympic water polo silver, 2x bronze (one in swimming—100-m backstroke).
- Otto Herschmann – Austrian Olympic fencing (sabre; silver) and swimming (100-m freestyle; silver) medalist.
- Robert Hughes - Is an American water polo player and winner of a World's Record in 100yd breaststroke. He competed in the 1952 Summer Olympics and in the 1956 Summer Olympics in Water Polo and 200m breaststroke.
- Duke Kahanamoku – Five medals (3 gold, 2 silver) in three Olympics; "Father of Surfing".
- Johnny Weissmuller – Five-time gold medalist in swimming and won water polo bronze medal in 1924 Paris.
Track and field
- Willie Davenport – Bobsledder at 1980 Winter Olympics.
- Glenn "Jeep" Davis – played with the Detroit Lions in the 1960 and 1961 seasons.
- Gary Gubner - World shotput records and weightlifter
- Jimmy Hines – Played in the NFL for the Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins.
- Marion Jones – also played basketball at University of North Carolina in college and was drafted by the Phoenix Mercury, and was reported that she worked out with the San Antonio Silver Stars in November 2009 for the WNBA.
- Bob Mathias – running back for the Stanford Cardinal and drafted by Washington Redskins in 1953 NFL Draft.
- Renaldo Nehemiah – Played in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers from 1982–1984.
- Jim Thorpe – won two gold medals in the 1912 Summer Olympics in track and field, and later played American football for the Canton Bulldogs, baseball for the New York Giants (baseball) and basketball in the WFI for an unknown team.
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