You know them from their high-flying plays ... their half-court shots ... their heart-stopping interceptions. But do you know where and what your favorite players' studied before they went pro?
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, for example, attended the University of Michigan from 1996 to 1999. He majored in general studies.
Before Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller began ruffling the feathers of NFL quarterbacks every week, he majored in poultry sciences at Texas A&M. So, much like other professional football players, he's constantly surrounded by chicks... just not the kind you think.
In the offseason, Miller raises dozens of chickens at his home, hoping to one day turn it into a major poultry production operation.
Michael Jordan attended UNC from 1981 to 1984. He majored in cultural geography.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton attended Auburn and majored in sociology.
Peyton Manning attended the University of Tennessee from 1994 to 1997. He majored in speech communications.
Michael Phelps began studying sports marketing and management at the University of Michgan, but never pursued a formal degree.
New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski went to the University of Arizona. His major there was pre-business.
Superstar defensive end, J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans, attended the University of Wisconsin. He studied life sciences communication.
Stephen Curry attended Davidson College from 2006 to 2009. And contrary to popular belief, he majored in sociology... not hitting half-court shots.
Golf great Tiger Woods majored in economics at Stanford.
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning attended the University of Mississippi, where he majored in marketing.
Lakers legend Wilt Chamberlain attended the University of Kansas from 1956 to 1958. He majored in business.
Former NFL linebacker Dhani Jones went to the University of Michigan, where he created his own major: self-representation.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees went to Perdue, where he majored in industrial management and manufacturing.
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers attended the University of California, Berkeley. And while he initially wanted to pursue communications there, he ultimately majored in American studies when he discovered that Cal's communications major had more to do with media analysis than broadcasting.
Chris Bosh spent one year at Georgia Tech before entering the NBA draft. During that time, he pursued graphic design and computer imaging.
Shaquille O'Neal went to LSU from 1989 to 1992. He majored in general studies, graduating 8 years later during his time in the NBA, with a minor in political science.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar attended UCLA from 1966 to 1969. He majored in history.
Michael Vick went to Virginia Tech and studied sociology.
NBA player Jeremy Lin, of #Linsanity fame, attended Harvard, where he majored in economics. How "linsane," is that?
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck majored in engineering at Stanford.
Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow studied family, youth and community sciences at the University of Florida.
Caitlyn Jenner graduated from Graceland College in 1973 with a major in physical education.
Star NBA shooting guard Dwyane Wade studied broadcasting at Marquette University.
U.S. soccer great Mia Hamm went to UNC and majored in political science.
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman attended Stanford, where he majored in communications.