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This list contains information about athletes who are nerds, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous NBA stars, football players, and retired athletes are nerds. Some of these famous jocks' nerdiness comes in the form of a technology obsession, whereas others are addicted to video games. One NFL player loves comic books so much that he created his own.

Who is the most famous athlete who is a nerd. Mike Tyson tops our list. Mike Tyson's nerdom comes in the form of an obsession with pigeons. The heavy-weight champion has been raising the birds since he was a teen. In 2013, Shaquille O'Neal called himself "the world's tallest geek." His nerdiness comes from his love of all things technology. His Superman tattoo doesn't help his geeky image, either.

Lance Briggs is a comic book nerd. He loves comics so much that he created his own "seraph" in 2011. Tiger Woods has admitted to having a nerdy side, saying his teammates used to call him "Urkel" when he was in college. Tim Duncan is a big fan of the classic nerd game Dungeons and Dragons. He has also been known to attend Renaissance fairs.

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Mike Tyson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 26 Athletes Who Are Nerds
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Mike Tyson's nerdom comes in the form of an obsession with pigeons. The heavy-weight champion has been raising the birds since he was a teen.

Age: 52

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York City, New York, United States of America

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Tiger Woods is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 26 Athletes Who Are Nerds
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Tiger Woods has admitted to having a nerdy side and that his teammates used to call him "Urkel" when he was in college.

Age: 43

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Cypress, California, United States of America

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Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 26 Athletes Who Are Nerds
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In 2013, Shaquille O'Neal called himself "the world's tallest geek." His nerdiness comes from his love of all things technology. His Superman tattoo doesn't help his geeky image, either.

Age: 46

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, + more

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#11 on The Top NBA Players Of All Time

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Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 26 Athletes Who Are Nerds
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Chris Bosh is a tech nerd and advocates for everyone in the world to learn code. "I would like to teach kids about coding because the possible applications are fascinating and it’s really quite simple when you think of it," he wrote in a 2013 editorial.

Age: 34

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Teams: Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors, Toronto Raptors

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#61 on The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time

#28 on The Best NBA Players of the Decade

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