According to Sports Illustrated, the first high school athlete to appear on the cover of a Wheaties box was Chris Spielman who played football as a linebacker. He appeared on the Wheaties box in the early 1980s.Know More
Spielman went on to play for Ohio State University; following his time there, he was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 1988 NFL Draft. As of 2014, he works for ESPN as a college football analyst.
The first athlete to appear on a Wheaties Box was Lou Gehrig in 1934; he appeared again in 1992. Meanwhile, the youngest athlete to appear on the Wheaties box is Samantha Gordon, who was 9-years-old during her 2012 appearance. She is also the first female football player to appear on the box.Learn more about Athletes
In the fall of 1978, Michael Jordan, a sophomore at Laney High School in Wilmington, North Carolina, was cut from the varsity team. He played on the junior varsity squad and tallied several 40-point games. During his two seasons of varsity high school basketball from 1979 to 1981, Michael Jordan averaged around 25 points per game.Full Answer >
Jackie Robinson attended John Muir High School, formally Muir Tech, in Pasadena, Calif. While in high school, Robinson excelled in four sports: basketball, track, football and baseball.Full Answer >
High school track and field records are viewable online through the respective state's high school athletic association. For example, high school records in the state of Michigan are viewable at MHSAA.com.Full Answer >
Cris Collinsworth played college football for the University of Florida on an athletic scholarship, and he played pro football for the Cincinnati Bengals. Collinsworth played his eight-year professional career for the Cincinnati Bengals during the 1980s. During those years, he was named to the Pro Bowl three times.Full Answer >