21 Celebs You Didn’t Know Were College Athletes

Forest Whitaker has had an impressive acting career, but who knows if it would have happened if he had played sports in college.

He was ready to play on a football scholarship at California State Polytechnic University, but due to a back injury, his major changed to music, then to acting once he transferred to USC. He then went on to star in numerous films and win countless awards including the Academy Award for Best Actor.

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