back to top

20 High School Yearbook Pictures Of Pro Athletes

The fantastic SI Vault has released a bunch of athlete yearbook photos. Here are our favorites, but be warned... Goofiness ahoy.

Posted on

1. Tom Brady '95

Apparently big boys only play in the tall grass? Did Tom make this expression up? It doesn't follow logically. Why do big boys play in tall grass? Isn't there some nicely trimmed grass around?

Apparently big boys only play in the tall grass? Did Tom make this expression up? It doesn't follow logically. Why do big boys play in tall grass? Isn't there some nicely trimmed grass around?

2. Larry Bird '74

I feel like I've seen this guy every time I ride the L train into Brooklyn.

I feel like I've seen this guy every time I ride the L train into Brooklyn.

3. Brett Favre '87

He's actually signing a picture of his penis in the photo.

He's actually signing a picture of his penis in the photo.

4. Mike Ditka '57

Before the anger there was air guitar.

Before the anger there was air guitar.

Advertisement

5. A video showing an Australian man withdrawing money so a homeless woman may buy a plane ticket home has gone viral.

Facebook: video.php

6. Michael Jordan '81

MJ already seems like an asshole in these photos. I'm sorry did I say "asshole"? I meant "competitive."

MJ already seems like an asshole in these photos. I'm sorry did I say "asshole"? I meant "competitive."

7. Joe Namath '61

"I want to kiss you on the mouth."

"I want to kiss you on the mouth."

8. Nolan Ryan '65

Nolan Ryan. Looker.

Nolan Ryan. Looker.

Advertisement

9. Barry Bonds '82

Bond's jheri curl was definitely on the juice.

Bond's jheri curl was definitely on the juice.

10. Tiger Woods '94

Right after this photo was taken, Tiger had sex with this girl in a Perkins parking lot. True story.

Right after this photo was taken, Tiger had sex with this girl in a Perkins parking lot. True story.

11. Mark McGwire '81

Wise words Mr. McGwire. Wise words.

Wise words Mr. McGwire. Wise words.

12. Reggie Bush '02

Cheer up Reggie, you're going to get to sleep with Kim Kardashian! You don't know who that is? She's the daughter of the guy who helped get OJ off. Huh... Good question. I'm not sure why it's a big deal either. She has a big ass, I guess. So there's that... Look just trust me in the future people will care about this. (Time travel conversations are tougher than you'd think.)

Cheer up Reggie, you're going to get to sleep with Kim Kardashian! You don't know who that is? She's the daughter of the guy who helped get OJ off. Huh... Good question. I'm not sure why it's a big deal either. She has a big ass, I guess. So there's that... Look just trust me in the future people will care about this. (Time travel conversations are tougher than you'd think.)

Advertisement

13. Clyde Drexler '80

Clyde has a perfect afro. It's literally perfect.

Clyde has a perfect afro. It's literally perfect.

14. Ben Roethlisberger '00

Is this the man that touched you?

Is this the man that touched you?

15. Drew Brees '97

Drew Brees is a noble son of a bitch. Period. I swear he could run for office.

Drew Brees is a noble son of a bitch. Period. I swear he could run for office.

16. Hines Ward '94

Okay Hines is cool and all, but I demand to know what happened to Chad Simmons.

Okay Hines is cool and all, but I demand to know what happened to Chad Simmons.

Advertisement

17. Matt Leinart '01

Do we really still consider him an athlete?

Do we really still consider him an athlete?

18. Tony Romo '98

Little known fact, Tony Romo was on Party of Five. What's that? He wasn't? Then why does this picture exist?

Little known fact, Tony Romo was on Party of Five. What's that? He wasn't? Then why does this picture exist?

19. Philip Rivers '99

I love that Philip Rivers was a dork. Just look at him. It's great.

I love that Philip Rivers was a dork. Just look at him. It's great.

20. Gus Frerotte '89

Presented without comment.

Presented without comment.

Check out the rest at the SI Vault.