Famous people who were on school sports teams are on the list below. Which notable celebrities played a sport while attending high school or college? The list of jocks-turned-stars includes everyone from Oscar-winning actors George Clooney and Tommy Lee Jones to pop singers Gwen Stefani and Avril Lavigne, TV personalities like Julie Bowen and Ryan Seacrest, and the Internet's favorite action hero, Chuck Norris.
Some of the biggest stars in Hollywood were all-star athletes for their schools and universities. Some celebs, like the ones in the gallery below, were likely considering a career in sports long before they became top names in the entertainment industry. Athletics are a major part of everyone's school experience, whether they choose to participate in varsity sports, or prefer to watch and cheer on their school team. The list of superstars who had an athletic career in the past have joined a number of popular sports played at schools all over the world such as football, basketball, track and field, hockey, and tennis.Check out the list below of celebrities who played team sports. And since you love knowing what stars were like in their younger years, check out Ranker's list of hilarious celebrity prom photos and list of famous people who were valedictorians.
Augusta High School: basketball
- Age: 60
- Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America
Kickapoo High School: basketball
- Age: 57
- Birthplace: Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States of America
Emma WatsonPhoto: flickr / CC0
Brown University: field hockey
- Age: 31
- Birthplace: Paris, France
Ellen DeGeneresPhoto: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
Atlanta High School: Tennis
- Age: 63
- Birthplace: Metairie, Louisiana, USA