How To Take An Awesome Yearbook Photo: A Guide By Famous Athletes

No one can escape the embarrassment (or occasional triumph) of the yearbook photo.

1. Have a kick-ass haircut.

Brandi Chastain

ID: 432454

2. For instance a mullet.

Jim Thome

ID: 432456

3. Or a jheri curl.

Ken Griffey Jr.

ID: 432473

4. Or a flat-top.

Joe Namath

ID: 432480

5. Or a buzz cut.

Aaron Rodgers

ID: 432503

6. Or an afro.

Charles Barkley

ID: 432789

7. Just not whatever Larry Bird has going on here.

Larry Bird

ID: 432549

8. Awesome facial hair is a plus.

Rafael Palmeiro

ID: 432465

9. Can’t grow facial hair? Just smirk.

Greg Maddux

ID: 432459

10. Nope. Too angry, Patrick.

Patrick Ewing

ID: 432469

11. Mickey, didn’t you hear what I said to Patrick? Chill out.

Mickey Mantle

ID: 432470

12. Yeah, just like that.

Chris Evert

ID: 432458

13. Having a cool-guy collar helps too.

John Stockton

ID: 432460

14. Or fancy glasses.

Fred McGriff

ID: 432466

15. Rock a skinny tie.

Scottie Pippen

ID: 432481

16. Or a hoodie.

Tiger Woods

ID: 432516

17. Or a great tux.

Gary Payton

ID: 432464

18. Or a frilly shirt.

Roger Clemens

ID: 432476

19. But never wear a shirt that looks like Bill Cosby designed it.

Kobe Bryant

ID: 432808

20. If you can somehow combine a jheri curl, a mustache, a frilly shirt, and a great tux, you’re doing something right.

Barry Bonds

ID: 432515

21. Pose with a bitchin’ computer.

Derek Jeter

ID: 432462

22. Don’t look too high.

Dennis Rodman

ID: 432472

23. Maybe don’t look high at all.

Paul Pierce

ID: 432657

24. Try not to look like a dork.

Philip Rivers

ID: 432518

25. Eat some McDonald’s cookies in your photo.

David Robinson

ID: 432468

26. Have a twin brother, so you can mess with people.

José Canseco

ID: 432477

27. Look badass playing a sport you’ll be famous for.

Shawn Kemp

ID: 432467

Rafael Palmeiro

ID: 432461

Gary Payton

ID: 432463

Larry Bird

ID: 432786

José Canseco

ID: 432787

Jim Thome

ID: 432785

Roger Clemens

ID: 432788

28. Look goofy playing a sport you’re not famous for.

Roger Maris

ID: 432474

29. Have a great yearbook quote.

Mark McGwire

Quote: “Life is like a rollercoaster with it’s ups and downs, just sit back and enjoy the ride.”

ID: 432478

30. For that matter have a really dumb yearbook quote. Either extreme is fine.

Tom Brady

ID: 432517

31. Walk around your high school gym like its a club.

CC Sabathia

ID: 432471

32. Have a cute date.

Magic Johnson

ID: 432791

33. Hold public office.

Joe Montana

ID: 432790

34. Make sure to button your shirt correctly.

Carmelo Anthony

ID: 432662

35. And that your necklace doesn’t look stupid.

Chris Paul

ID: 432656

36. Graduating always makes for a good picture.

LeBron James

ID: 432624

37. Be the most adorable American athlete in the history of the Olympics.

Mary Lou Retton

ID: 432457

38. Or be the greatest athlete of all time.

Michael Jordan

ID: 432475

39. Or just be Jeremy Lin.

Jeremy Lin.

Isn’t he adorable?

ID: 432635

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