Athletes Who Look Like They Are 12 Years Old

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Athletes Who Look Like They Are 12 Years Old
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While the athletes in this slideshow are all professionals and masters of their craft, it’s hard to take anyone seriously when he appears to be 12 years old. OK, maybe that's an exaggeration. Some of these athletes look 13 or 16—it’s open to interpretation. Either way, they all look younger than they actually are.

Basically, what we’re talking about here is the anti-Greg Oden.

Manny Machado looks young because he is young. Tayshaun Prince looks young because he is apparently under some type of anti-aging spell that will keep him looking young well into old age.

The older an athlete really is, the higher he is on this list.

Some athletes try to hide their youthful glow with facial hair (I see you Patrick Kane), but I will not be fooled. I can spot a baby face like Johnny Manziel spots a publicity opportunity.   

Honorable mentions go to Jonathan Toews, Rory McIlroy, Ricky Rubio, Sam Bradford and Sidney Crosby—because five years ago the latter would’ve topped this list and also because he grows a beard like a 12-year-old.

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