If you have seen the 80's classic Revenge of the Nerds, you know that jocks and geeks are natural enemies whose worlds have traditionally clashed. It's very rare to have a crossover, which is why there aren't all that many geeks in professional sports.
Though elusive and scarce, there are a few geeky athletes surviving, and even thriving, in the world of professional sports. Many of whom are giving hope to geeks around the globe who dream of one day stepping away from the books, or the Xbox, to become a golden god.
Let's take a look at some of these heroes.