The greatest heavyweight champion of all time who combined unbelievable foot speed with unrivaled hand speed.
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He was a two-time football All-American at Carlisle and was considered the best football his favorite sport player in the country although there was no awards at the time. In , he led Carlisle to an record and then led them to the National Collegiate Championship in , scoring 25 touchdowns and points.
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He played four positions: running back, defensive back, placekicker and punter. Also, in , in the Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden, he easily won the gold medals in the pentathlon and decathlon, winning an amazing 8 out of the 15 individual events that were part of the two competitions. He also dabbled in wrestling and basketball exhibitions at various times in his life. He went on to become a star in professional football although there was no official league until , retiring at the age of 41 in On top of that, he was a decent professional baseball player, batting.
A tremendous college football player at Auburn University Heisman Trophy winner, rushed for 4, yards with 6.
To think what he might have accomplished in both sports without the injuries… it could have been mind boggling. In high school, he earned 13 letters playing five sports: football, basketball, baseball, lacrosse and track. At Syracuse University, he earned All-American honors in both football and lacrosse.
By some accounts, he was the best player in the country in both sports. In lacrosse, he led the country in scoring while leading Syracuse to the National Collegiate Lacrosse Championship.
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Her endorsement partners include Adidas, Rolex, Usana, Babolat and more. She partnered with Ovvo Optics this year for her own sunglasses line. Open : All of her sponsorship deals had expired or were set to run out at the end of She was the first American woman besides the Williams sisters to win a Grand Slam since Muguruza won her second Slam at Wimbledon last year.
The title meant a big bonus from sponsor Adidas and also helped her land a deal with Rolex.