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Table For Two: The Best Multi-Sport Athletes Part 1

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20:  Terrell Owens #81 of the Buffalo Bills gets ready to take the field against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 20, 2009 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo 33-20. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Jack DunleavyCorrespondent IOctober 16, 2009

This is the first of three articles that will cover the best multi-sport player of all time (in no particular order), but are most known for one particular sport. First up is the football stars that made a mark in another sport...

Jim Brown- He is famous for football, but is also a Hall of Fame Lacrosse player.

John Elway- Before throwing passes in Denver, he was swinging the bat in Major League Baseball.

Antonio Gates- He's a Charger, but he also played basketball for his college.

Drew Henson- He may have played on the gridiron, but he also played in the House that Ruth Built.

Bo Jackson- He tore it up on the field and also on the diamond.

Dan Marino- He may have played on the 'Fins, but was originally drafted to the Royals baseball team.

Deion Sanders- He spent many years in football, but also spent nine years in baseball.

John Lynch- He may have been catching pigskins in the backfield, but he threw out the first pitch in the history of the minor league Erie Sailors while on the team.

Julius Peppers- While at UNC, he was a member of the basketball team besides being a football player.

Tony Gonzalez- During his years at Cal, he played on the basketball team, as they made it all the way to the Sweet Sixteen.

Chris Weinke- He played six years of minor league baseball before going into the NFL.

Terrell Owens- Yeah, T.O. While at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, he played basketball and ran track.

Those guys are the best players who can tear it up on other fields besides the football field.


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