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Any pro athletes pro at two sports?
January 04, 2010 3:50AM
Bo Jackson played NFL football for the Raiders and MLB for the Royals and White Sox. Deion Sanders played NFL for several teams and played MLB for several teams. Dave DeBusschere played MLB for the White Sox and in the NBA for the Knicks. Michael Jordan played basketball in the NBA and brief professional baseball carreer playing for the Birmingham Barons, a Chicago White Sox farm team.
Tom Brown, University of Maryland 2-sport All American, played Major League Baseball for the Washington Senators and was a 2-time Super Bowl Winner with the Green Bay Packers.
Jim Thorpe played eight years in the NFL, and was named All-Pro in 1923 by the Green Bay Gazette, as a player for the Oorang Indians. He also played major league baseball for six seasons, his best year being 1927 when he hit .327 for the Boston Braves. Thorpe also won two gold medals in the 1912 Olympics. He was a two time college All-American where he played both offense and defense AND was the place kicker and punter for the Carlisle Indians. Finally, he is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, The Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Track & Field Hall of Fame.
Danny Ainge played for The Boston Celtics and The Toronto Blue Jays. Brian Jordan played for the Atlanta Falcons & Braves. Drew Henson Played in The Yankees farm system and then played in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys.