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5 pro athletes who had unlikely careers in another sport

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So it looks like college football star Tim Tebow is going to try out a career in baseball. 

He wouldn't be the first professional athlete to play multiple sports. Some have been extremely successful, like Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders. Others have failed (sorry, Michael Jordan).

But here are the stars you didn't know moonlighted in another sport. 

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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2016 file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady faces reporters before a scheduled NFL football practice in Foxborough, Mass. On Wednesday, July 13, 2016, a federal appeals court has rejected Tom Brady's attempt to get a new hearing on his suspension. Brady was asking for the full 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear the case. In April, a three-judge panel said that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was within his powers when he suspended the star quarterback four games for his role in a scheme to doctor the footballs used in a Jan. 18, 2015, playoff game. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Tom Brady

The Patriots superstar is famous for coming off the bench in college football at Michigan. But before all that, he was picked by the Montreal Expos in the 18th round of the MLB draft, NESN reports.

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Former Dallas Cowboys running back Herschel Walker smiles as he is introduced at a news conference to announce the trade of five players and seven draft choices by the Minnesota Vikings for the leading NFC rusher, in Bloomington, Minn., Oct. 13, 1989. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Herschel Walker

The former NFL running back wins for variety. He was in the 1992 Olympic Games as a bobsled pusher and is currently a mixed martial arts fighter.

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Tony Gwynn

The late Hall of Fame baseball player was drafted by the San Diego Padres and the NBA's San Diego Clippers on the same day, USA Today reports.

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Scott Burrell of the University of Connecticut dunks the ball past Byrant Walton, right, and Brian Hendrick (15) of the University of California in the UConn-California game in the second round of the NCAA East Regional playoffs in Hartford, Conn., Saturday, March 17, 1990. (AP Photo/Bob Child)

Scott Burrell

You might not have heard of him (he's dunking in the photo above), but he won a ring with Jordan's Bulls. He's the only player to be drafted in the first round of both the NBA and MLB, according to Baseball Reference.

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San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan wraps his arms around a basketball prior to the Spurs' NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Tim Duncan

The San Antonio Spurs legend tried to become an Olympic swimmer, but Hurricane Hugo devastated the U.S. Virgin Islands team's pool. Switching to basketball worked out for him.

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