18 Celebs Who Got Their Start On The Gridiron


Lots of famous people in entertainment got their starts in community theater, dance or student films. But some of them have brawnier origin stories. The celebrities on this list all played football in college and/or high school. Some of them may surprise you.


1. Ronald Reagan

Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, was a college football player for Eureka College, Illinois. He was also on the swim and track teams. Eventually, he became the coach of the swim team. He would go on to hold even greater positions of authority.

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