36 Athletes Defying The Dumb Jock Stereotype

Jul 7, 2015 at 6:24 pm |

They give the term 'mathlete' a whole new meaning.

Athletes don’t get the best rep for their intelligence but after the research we’ve done, smart sportsmen/women are not as uncommon as you think. Sure, an athlete can make smart decisions on the field, but we’re here to measure intelligence outside of their sport. These are the athletes that chose to continue their education despite the ability to drop out of school for the big bucks.

Not only do they have the fame and fortune that we envy, they’re also a lot smarter than us. Life can be so unfair.


Ross Ohlendorf

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Some people have the brains, some people have the agility and hand eye coordination. If you’re one of the people on this list, you’re lucky enough to have both!

Click the slideshow button to check out the smartest athletes!