Fall is the time of year when most Americans unite to sit on their couches to watch current sporting events. While they all have different start dates and end dates to their seasons, fall is when football, basketball, hockey, and baseball cross over with one another. We celebrate these athletes this Autumn, but we here at Cracked want to extend kudos to the forgotten athletes: celebrities!

Believe or not (but you should believe), some of your favorite actors, musicians, and other performers from film and TV were lauded athletes before you knew them from *insert television show/movie/album here*. A stand-up comedian/political pundit was an all-state soccer player. An astrophysicist and show host was an undefeated high school wrestler. An actor may have fallen just short of being in the U.S. Olympic archery team, but won an Oscar.

Here are 20 well-known celebrities whose talents extend to the physical.

Steve Carell

Sport Celebrities Steve Carell played Division II hockey at Denison University, and even considered a career in the NHL. CRACKED.COM

ESPN

Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Sport Celebrities Neil DeGrasse Tyson pinned fools between equations as an undefeated high school wrestler. Не captained the team and went on to wrestle at Harvard. CRACKED.COM

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Jon Stewart

Sport Celebrities Jon Stewart was a collegiate soccer player for William & Mary. CRACKED.COM

ESPN

Keanu Reeves

Sport Celebrities Keanu Reeves was the MVP goalie for the De La Salle College hockey team. Не was nicknamed The Wall. CRACKED.COM

ESPN

Denzel Washington

Sport Celebrities Denzel Washington was a guard for Fordham University's basketball team. CRACKED.COM

ESPN

George Clooney

Sport Celebrities A talented high school baseball player, George Clooney tried out for the Cincinnati Reds. Не didn't make it past the first round, but he's doing alright. CRACKED.COM

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