Top 10 Red-Headed Athletes

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Top 10 Red-Headed Athletes
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Did you know red hair only occurs in 1-2 percent of the population?

Although they may need a higher SPF (sun protection factor), red headed athletes are in all of the major sports.

However, before the 2011 NFL Draft, an NFL executive told Sports Illustrated that they had concerns about TCU QB Andy Dalton because of his red hair.  

"Has there ever been a red-headed quarterback in the NFL who's really done well?" It sounds idiotic, but is there any way that could be a factor? We've wondered," the executive said.

Holding reservations about an athlete because of their luscious, copper-adorned locks?

Yes, that does sound idiotic.   

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