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This list contains information about celebrities who played lacrosse in school, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Lacrosse is a team sport that is most popular in the Northeast region of the United States, but it is growing in popularity across the country. Many famous actors, musicians, and athletes all played lacrosse while they were in school.

Who is the most famous person who played lacrosse in school? Steve Carell tops this list. He played lacrosse during his time at The Fenn School in Massachusetts. He told Conan O'Brien that he grew a mustache as a freshman because he thought that it would make him look intimidating on the lacrosse field. Dave Grohl was a lacrosse goalie during his high school years. He told US Weekly that the sport was his favorite growing up.

Wayne Gretzky excelled at several sports growing up as well, including baseball, lacrosse, and, of course, hockey. He credits lacrosse with helping him to learn how to take tough blows and hard checks. Many NFL stars got their starts on the lacrosse field as well.

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Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 25 Celebrities Who Played Lacrosse in School
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Steve Carell played lacrosse during his time at The Fenn School in Massachusetts. He told Conan O'Brien that he grew a mustache as a freshman because he thought that it would make him look intimidating on the lacrosse field.

Age: 53

Birthplace: Concord, Massachusetts, USA

Profession: Television director, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more

Credits: The Office, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Despicable Me, Crazy, Stupid, + more

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Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 25 Celebrities Who Played Lacrosse in School
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Dave Grohl was a lacrosse goalie during his high school years. He told US Weekly that the sport was his favorite growing up.

Age: 48

Birthplace: Warren, Ohio, United States of America

Profession: Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, + more

Credits: The Wolf of Wall Street, Boyhood, Moulin Rouge!, Little Nicky

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Mick Foley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 25 Celebrities Who Played Lacrosse in School
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Professional wrestler Mick Foley wrestled and played lacrosse during his time at Ward Melville High School in New York.

Age: 51

Birthplace: Bloomington, Indiana, United States of America

Profession: Wrestler, Comedian, Novelist, Author, Actor, + more

Credits: WWF Raw, Beyond the Mat, Mick Foley's Greatest Hits & Misses: A Life in Wrestling, I Am Santa Claus

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John Kerry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 25 Celebrities Who Played Lacrosse in School
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry played lacrosse while he attended St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire. He also played on the JV lacrosse team while attending Yale.

Age: 73

Birthplace: Aurora, Colorado, USA

Profession: Spokesperson, Prosecutor, Politician, Soldier, Military Officer, + more

Credits: Winter Soldier, Winning New Hampshire, Diary of a Political Tourist, Honk for Peace

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