Showbiz Stars That Were Athletes First

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We all know how much dedication and sacrifice is needed before high school sensations can turn into college prodigies and eventually professional sports athletes. Although some kids manage to make it all the way, others meet the celebrity bug, which fortunately brings them worldwide fame. It might come as a surprise to some of you that most A-list Hollywood celebrities were initially into other passions other than acting. And it all makes sense considering stars like Terry Crews have spotted gigantic muscles ever since we first saw them. 

Dwayne Johnson

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson was the Forbes highest-paid actor in 2016 but interestingly was into sports before acting. Among his teammates at the University of Miami football team in 1990 and 1991, Johnson was the most likely to go pro. Regrettably, a string of injuries after the championship-winning year of 1991 killed his dream of playing in the NFL. Fortunately, Johnson found a wrestling niche and later landed his first major movie in The Mummy Returns.

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