The 10 Smartest Athletes in Sports

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#5 – Myron Rolle, DB, Pittsburgh Steelers

Myron Rolle studied Medical Anthropology at Florida State and is a Rhodes Scholar. In the picture at right, he was likely conducting a study on the human reaction to someone wearing a ridiculous outfit.

#4 – Chris Young, P, New York Mets

Young majored in Politics at Princeton, was the first athlete to be named All-Ivy League in baseball and basketball, and he completed his senior thesis while playing minor league baseball. And at 6-foot-10 he has managed to successful maneuver a body that is much larger and more complicated to control than most human models.

#3 – Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Buffalo Bills

Fitzpatrick scored 1600 on his SAT and majored in Economics at Harvard. In the NFL he has played for the Rams, Bengals and Bills while preparing on a doctoral thesis on the economics of 3rd world football franchises.

#2 – Craig Breslow, RP, Arizona Diamondbacks

Breslow scored a 1420 on his SAT and a 34 on his MCAT. He majored in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale and graduated with a 3.5 GPA. He was accepted to NYU's med school and was named the smartest athlete in sports by The Sporting News. He also smartly pitches left-handed, which is one of the easiest ways to make a lot of money in our society.

#1 – Albert Haynesworth, DT, free agent undefined – Image 1

Albert Haynesworth went to the University of Tennessee. He was a Sports Management major there. He didn't graduate. He then went to the NFL where he had a few solid seasons and one very good season. None of this qualifies someone for brainiac status. In fact, the college, major and lack of degree could even suggest a lack of intelligence.

However, after Haynesworth's very good season, he signed a $100 million contract with the Washington Redskins. He then proceeded to sit on his fat ass and do nothing, knowing that $41 million of that contract was guaranteed money. Haynesworth is not a smart athlete. Haynesworth is a genius.