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The Greatest Movie Jocks 

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Updated June 14, 2019 7.6k votes 869 voters 39.2k views 48 items

List Rules All high school jock characters and college athletes in any movie

List of movie jocks that include the most iconic in movie history. Jocks include those from the most notable sports films of the ‘80s, ‘90s, and ‘00s including Varsity Blues, Revenge of the Nerds, Dazed and Confused, and Lucas. This list answers the question, ‘Who are the greatest film jocks?’ Relive the greatest sports movies in film history with these athletes. 

Belved film jocks vary by stereotype. Hero, dumb, rude, violent, the guy who dates the cheerleader, and the goofball. Film drama jocks are typically either aggressive or the hero like Mox in “Varsity Blues” or Fred ‘The Ogre’ Palowakski from “Revenge of the Nerds”. In comedy films, the jock may be a hero like Troy Bolton in “High School Musical”, or comic relief like Adam Sandler in “The Waterboy”.  

The greatest film jocks help define a movie, whether they are the star, or a supporting character. Regardless of whether these athletes play football, baseball, basketball, and race cars these jocks are the best at what they do. These great film jocks play high school, college, and professional sports. Jocks help win the big game and help movie-goers live out their teenage fantasies. Sports movies are a type of movie that film-goers love because they love movies about teenage athletes who become heroes.

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Andrew Clark is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Movie Jocks
Emilio Estevez in The Breakfast Club
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Steve Stifler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Movie Jocks
Seann William Scott in American Wedding
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Troy Bolton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Movie Jocks
Troy Bolton Zac Efron in High School Musical
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Lance Harbor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Movie Jocks
Lance Harbor Paul Walker in Varsity Blues
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Zack Siler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Movie Jocks
Zack Siler
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Johnny Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Movie Jocks
wiabux added Johnny Lawrence William Zabka in The Karate Kid
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Ronnie Bass is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Movie Jocks
Kevin Ian Pardue in Remember the Titans
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Jake Wyler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Movie Jocks
Chris Evans in Not Another Teen Movie
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Aaron Samuels is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Movie Jocks
Jonathan Bennett in Mean Girls
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Dean Sampson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Movie Jocks
Dean Sampson Paul Walker in She's All That
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Jonathon 'Mox' Moxon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Movie Jocks
James Van Der Beek in Varsity Blues
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Michael Oher is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Movie Jocks
PatZaragoza added Quinton Aaron in The Blind Side
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Julius Campbell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Movie Jocks
PatZaragoza added Julius Campbell Wood Harris in Remember the Titans
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Flash Thompson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Movie Jocks
BigShaq added
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Biff Tannen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Movie Jocks
wiabux added Thomas F. Wilson in Back to the Future Part III
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Daniel "Rudy" ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Movie Jocks
Sean Astin in Rudy
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Fred "The Ogre"... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Movie Jocks
Donald Gibb in Revenge of the Nerds
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Chris Ostreicher is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Movie Jocks
Chris Klein in American Pie
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Charlie Tweeder is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Movie Jocks
Scott Caan in Varsity Blues
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Scott Howard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Movie Jocks
Michael J. Fox in Teen Wolf
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John Tucker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Movie Jocks
Jesse Metcalfe in John Tucker Must Die
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Stan Gable is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Movie Jocks
Stan Gable Ted McGinley in Revenge of the Nerds
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Charles Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Movie Jocks
Forest Whitaker in Fast Times at Ridgemont High
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Randall 'Pink' Floyd is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Movie Jocks
Jason London in Dazed and Confused
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Mike Winchell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Movie Jocks
Mike Winchell Lucas Black in Friday Night Lights