Long before they went on to achieve fame, fortune and success in entertainment fields, a surprising number of of celebrities dreamed of glory on a different field.
College football may be America's true national pastime (sorry, professional baseball). In many parts of the county, it's by far the toughest ticket in town.
It's also tough to make it to the pros, of course, and while these big-name stars all became huge in their respective careers, football was not it for them.
Just the same, many of your favorite actors, comedians and pop culture icons spent their formative years on the gridiron, and some of them were really good.
What famous WWE personality won a national title at Miami? Which NCIS cast member started at QB for UCLA? What U.S. President is among the group?
Find out below, along with others whose talents proved wife-ranging and versatile: