Let’s be honest: We have all taken our fair share of bad pictures back in the day. I’m not sure what it is about high school or childhood pictures, but for some reason everybody always looks horrendously funny in them.
Sometimes the best part about the Internet is that you can find dirt on people that they never knew existed, and even if they did, I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t want certain pictures to be exposed.
I have been given the privilege of rounding up the funniest pictures some of our favorite athletes took back in the day, and I guarantee you some of these are incredibly funny.
Anybody up for a little game of before and after?
Clean-cut, nice smile, seems like he could grow up to be some sort of winner...
Ah yes, even the quintessential prom king had his day of awkward pictures.
The sad part for the rest of us is that his awkward picture is still pretty good.
Does that scowl look familiar at all?
Still got it!
Oh, if only this poor young man knew what the future would hold for him...
Mo money mo problems...
This one's going to be tough to guess.
Yeah, even DeSean Jackson was an angry teenage punk at one point!
We all went through it!
Whoa there big fella!
The scary part is that he didn't really have that big of a growth spurt.
I wonder how many times this dude got beat up in high school.
I wonder how many people regret beating Drew Brees up.
If the number doesn't give it away, that runway of a forehead should.
Yup, that's right!
Peyton Manning has been directing air traffic since he was a kid!
I have decided to take my talents to high school!
Mature as the day we first met him...
Who the heck is that squirrely little kid!?
I bet he wishes he had some of that hair back...
What a loser!
Still a dork. Just a dork with a whole bunch of gold medals.
This is just embarrassing.
I'll give you a hint. He had a thing for ears...
Such a friendly looking man!
This kid looks like he will grow up to be very respectable.
Who is this nice young man?
Anything is possible.
He's going for the young entrepreneur look.
Just doing his own thang...
Manny being Manny.
You may not recognize him with such a normal looking head.
All dressed up and nowhere to go!
The great ones start young...
Talk about a different look!
Hint: He really liked Spanish class.
I bet he was the class clown!
Every golden boy has to start somewhere...
Looks like things definitely worked out for A-Rodge.
Looks like this guy was a sweet football player...
Sweetness says it all.
The face only a mother can love.
Still the face only a mother can love.
The smile might give this one away.
Ball don't lie!
Those were some rough years...
I think he grew out of it.
Looks like a million bucks.
Has a million bucks.
This is just terrrrrible!
Ok, so he's put on a little weight...
Look at that form!
All grown up!
You can just tell this guy's a baller!
Do you believe in magic?
My gosh this is funny!
He hasn't changed much really!
Aw, he looks harmless.
Grew up to be a stone cold killer!
I wish I could tell you that it gets better...
But, it doesn't.
The makings of a young sports fan!
I couldn't throw all these great athletes under the bus without doing the same to myself.
It was only fair.
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