Can You Name These Multi-Sport Professional Athletes?

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Strike one! Personal foul! Pass interference! Don't get penalized with this quiz! Step up to the plate, the line of scrimmage and center court. It's time to see how well you know some of the most talented professional sports players ... the ones who have played not one, but two, sometimes even three professional sports! Are you smart enough to name them all?

Well get ready, because this quiz is about to take you through the decades! From the early days of professional sports to present day - from Red Badgro, Ernie Nevers and Willie Gault, all the way to Michael Jordan, Tim Tebow and Russell Wilson! You see, no matter which decade these pro athletes come from, they all have one thing in common - their incredible athletic prowess. In some cases, they were drafted multiple times. In other cases, they became Olympic athletes. Many of them became hall-of-famers, and one athlete even made it into two!

So do you think your brain stands up to their athleticism? Are you ready to test your knowledge of these multi-sport athletes? It's time to see if you'll be on your game or if you'll foul out of this quiz! Let's get going and find out! Here come the officials ... may the best player win!

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

Danny Ainge is the current general manager and president of Basketball Operations for the Boston Celtics. As a multi-sport professional athlete, he played in the NBA and the MLB!

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

Did you know that Charlie Ward won the Heisman Trophy in 1993 but was never actually drafted in the NFL? Instead, he was drafted by the New York Knicks to play in the NBA in 1994.

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

Bronislau Nagurski was a Canadian-born American football player in the NFL. He was well-known for his strength and size, so it should come as no surprise that he was also a successful professional wrestler! Did you know he was named World Heavyweight Champion multiple times?

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

David Albert DeBusschere was born on October 16, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan. He was not only one of the greatest players in NBA history, he also played in the MLB.

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

Brian O'Neal Jordan was a safety in the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons. He also spent some time in the MLB where he played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers and Texas Rangers.

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

Lionel Conacher was nicknamed "The Big Train." He not only played professional Canadian football, he also played in the NHL and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1994!

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

Herschel Walker was born on March 3, 1962. He is a former professional American football player, bobsledder, sprinter and mixed martial artist - talk about athletic!

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

Harvey Pulford was born on April 22, 1875 and died at the age of 65 in 1940. A legend Canadian athlete, he helped his teams win national championships in ice hockey, lacrosse, football, boxing, paddling and rowing!

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

They called him "Bullet Bob"! He was an Olympic sprinter who became a wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys in 1965. He is the second Olympic gold medalist to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

Jim Brown is considered to be among the greatest football players of all time. Did you know he earned 13 letters in high school playing football, lacrosse, baseball and basketball, as well as running track?

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

Deion Sanders was not only a cornerback in the NFL, he was also an outfielder in the MLB! His nickname is "Primetime" and he now serves as an analyst for CBS Sports and the NFL Network.

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

Did you know that Bo Jackson's name is really Vincent Edward Jackson? He is one of only a few athletes to be named an All-Star in two major sports - football and baseball!

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

Gene Conley was born on November 10, 1930. He died at the age of 86 in 2017. He is best known for being one of only two people to win championships in two of the four major American sports - one with the Milwaukee Braves in the 1957 World Series and three Boston Celtics championships from 1959–1961!

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

Jim Thorpe was not only a professional football player, he was also an Olympic gold medalist. He was a member of the Sac and Fox Nation!

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

Timothy Richard Tebow is a former NFL quarterback and current MLB outfielder for the New York Mets! He was the Heisman Trophy winner in 2007 while playing college football at the University of Florida.

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

Michael Jordan is well known for being one of the greatest NBA players of all time, but did you know that he also had a stint in minor league baseball as an outfielder? He is the current owner of the Charlotte Hornets.

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

Troy Aikman was the number one overall NFL draft pick in 1989. Did you know, however, that he was drafted by the New York Mets out of high school?

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

Eric Decker is a current wide receiver for the Tennessee Titans. Did you know, however, that he was drafted twice in the MLB? Once by the Milwaukee Brewers and then by the Minnesota Twins?

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

Colin Kaepernick is a former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. He was actually drafted in the 43rd round by the Chicago Cubs in 2009, but decided not to sign and pursue football instead.

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

Johnny Manziel was drafted by the San Diego Padres as a shortstop in the 2014 MLB draft. He decided to forgo this opportunity and enter the 2014 NFL draft, where he was selected by the Cleveland Browns.

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

Michael Vick played quarterback in the NFL for 13 seasons between 2001 - 2015. Did you know, however, that he was first drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 2000 MLB draft?

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

Russell Wilson was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 2010 MLB draft as the 140th pick. Today, he is the starting quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, who selected him as the 75th pick of the 2012 NFL Draft! He played minor-league baseball for the Gastonia Grizzlies, in North Carolina.

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

Mookie Betts' real name is Markus Lynn Betts. He was born on October 7, 1992 in Nashville, Tennesee. He is the current right fielder for the Boston Red Sox, though did you know he's a professional bowler as well!?

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

Joseph Louis Barrow was known as the "Brown Bomber." He was an American professional boxer who competed from 1934 - 1951. Did you know he was also a professional golfer and was granted posthumous honorary membership to the PGA in 2009?

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

Don Lund was a first-round draft pick of the Chicago Bears in 1945 as a running back. He also played baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers, St. Louis Cardinals and the Detroit Tigers. What's more? He was a talented basketball player at the University of Michigan too!

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

Ronald Lee Reed was born on November 2, 1942. He had a love for two sports - First, he spent two seasons as a forward in the NBA, and then went on to spend almost 20 years as an MLB pitcher!

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

Cotton's real name was Charles Francis Nash. As a multi-sport athlete, he played in the MLB as an outfielder and in the NBA as a forward!

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

Pat Riley is the current president of the Miami Heat. He was selected by the San Diego Rockets in the 1st round of the 1967 NBA Draft, and was also drafted as a wide receiver by the Dallas Cowboys in the 11th round of the 1967 NFL Draft. His true love was basketball!

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

James Ray "Jim" Hines was born on September 10, 1946. He is not only an Olympic gold medalist in the 100 meter dash, he also played in the NFL as a wide receiver from 1968 - 1970.

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

Carl Lewis was a track and field athlete who won nine Olympic gold medals, one Olympic silver medal, and 10 World Championships medals, including eight gold! Did you know that he was drafted in the 1984 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls, but never played? He was also drafted by the Dallas Cowboys, but did not sign!

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

Chad Hutchinson's two sports were baseball and football! He pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2001, and then went on to play quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Bears from 2002 - 2004.

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

You need a good arm to throw from 3rd base to 1st base, right? Well Drew Henson had that. He was also a quarterback in the NFL!

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

Known as Chuck or Charlie, Charles Water Dressen was born on September 20, 1894. He is well-remembered as an NFL quarterback as well as an MLB third baseman!

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

Dave Winfield played 22 years in the MLB for six different teams. But did you know that he was actually drafted to play two other sports as well? Though he excelled at basketball and football, he decided that baseball was his true passion.

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

Stephen Curry is a current decorated point guard for the Golden State Warriors. Growing up, he enjoyed football, baseball and basketball. He recently stated that playing multiple sports gave him the confidence he needed to be a basketball star today.

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

Victor Felix Janowicz was a Heisman Trophy winner in college. Despite this talent, he passed up offers to play professional football because he wanted to pursue baseball! He played briefly for the Pittsburgh Pirates before joining the Washington Redskins in 1954.

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

Did you know that George Halas was nicknamed "Papa Bear" and "Mr. Everything"? Though he played in the MLB, he is most remembered as a player, coach and owner in the NFL.

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

Morris Haram "Red" Badgro was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1981. Prior to his impressive football career, he played in the MLB from 1929 - 1930!

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

Ernie Nevers was born in Willow River, Minnesota on June 11, 1903. He was nicknamed "Big Dog" and was not only a professional football player, he also played professional baseball.

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

Do you know Ace's real name? It was Clarence McKay Parker! He doubled as a quarterback in the NFL as well as a shortstop in the MLB. He died in 2013 at the age of 101!

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

William Henry Dozier, Jr. attended Penn State and was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the 1987 NFL draft. He played until 1991 followed by one season with the MLB's New York Mets!

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

Did you know that to date, Cal Hubbard is the only person to be inducted in both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Baseball Hall of Fame?! He didn't actually play in the MLB, however. He was a renowned umpire!

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

How would you like the nickname "Greasy"? Prefer Alfred Earle Neale instead?! Greasy Neale was an outfielder with the Cincinnati reds from 1916 - 1924. At the same time, he played professional football in the Ohio League from 1917 - 1918.

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

Her name was Mildred Ella Didrikson Zaharias, nickamed "Babe." She was an American athlete who won two gold medals in track and field at the 1932 Summer Olympics and later became a professional golfer, winning 10 LPGA major championships!

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

Willie Gault was a wide receiver in the NFL. He played 11 seasons for the Chicago Bears and Los Angeles Raiders. Though he qualified for the US Olympic track team for the 1980 Summer Olympics, he did not compete due to the boycott.

Who is the multi-sport professional athlete seen here?

John Leo Driscoll is well remembered for being a football and baseball player, as well as a football coach. He was one of the best drop kickers and overall players in the early years of the NFL. He began his professional sports career however as a third baseman for t he Chicago Cubs!

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