Multi-Sport Athletes: The Best of America's Endangered Species

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Multi-Sport Athletes: The Best of America's Endangered Species

In years past, it was regular not only in high schools, but colleges as well to see multi-sport athletes excelling in two or more sports.

However, in today's culture of American Legion baseball, AAU basketball, spring football, and Olympic Development Program Soccer, few athletes have the time or inclination from a young age to excel at multiple sports.

The age of sports specification has caused many of our top athletes to choose only one sport from a young age, denying themselves the opportunity to compete at a high level in multiple sports.

This has led to the elite multi-sport athlete going the way of the dinosaur: into extinction.

However, the following ten athletes did what today is almost unheard of, competing in two or more sports and excelling at each on the biggest stages and highest levels.

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