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
Wayne Gretzky attended the Ross Sheppard high school in Edmonton, Canada. Gretzky attended high school until the age of 18 but dropped out before completing the twelfth grade. The former NHL player never attended university but received an honorary degree from the University of Alberta on June 5, 2000.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 >
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 >
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 >