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.
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
Kobe Bryant played his high school ball at Lower Merion, located in Ardmore, Pa. Kobe averaged 30.8 points, 12 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 4.0 steals and 3.8 blocked shots in his senior year.Full Answer >
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 >
A national standard rule book for high school football is maintained by the National Federation of State High School Associations. This organization publishes an official rulebook that can be purchased from its website.Full Answer >
As of 2014, the largest football stadium used only for high school games is Allen Eagle Stadium, in Allen, Texas. There are three larger stadiums that high school teams share with non-scholastic teams.Full Answer >