Lacrosse is a popular sport that combines elements of basketball, soccer, and hockey. It requires speed, agility, and excellent hand-eye coordination. While lacrosse is often associated with athletes from a young age, it may come as a surprise that some famous actors and musicians have also played the sport. Let's take a look at a few notable individuals who have showcased their lacrosse skills.
1. George Daniel
The drummer and a co-producer for The 1975 was a very talented attacker that played for Wilmslow Lacrosse Club as a youth and senior player, had he continued with the sport he could well have made the England set up. A solid athlete that dodged well and had a cannon of a shot. It's safe to say that George made the right choice pursuing his love of music.
2. Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler, the beloved comedian and actor, is another surprising addition to the list of lacrosse players. Sandler played lacrosse during his high school years and was known for his speed and agility on the field. Although he pursued a career in comedy and acting, his love for lacrosse has remained, and he has been spotted attending lacrosse games and supporting the sport.
3. Bill Belichick
Bill Belichick, the highly successful head coach of the New England Patriots, may be known for his football expertise, but he also has a background in lacrosse. Belichick played lacrosse in high school and college, where he was a standout player. His experience in the sport has influenced his coaching style, and he has often incorporated lacrosse strategies into his football game plans.
4. Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx, the multi-talented actor, singer, and comedian, is not only known for his impressive performances but also for his lacrosse skills. Foxx played lacrosse in high school and was a key player on his team. Although he didn't pursue a professional lacrosse career, his love for the sport has remained, and he has been seen participating in lacrosse charity events.
5. Steve Carell
Steve Carell played lacrosse during his time at The Fenn School in Massachusetts. He told Conan O'Brien that he grew a mustache as a freshman because he thought that it would make him look intimidating on the lacrosse field.
6. Dave Grohl
Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters was a lacrosse goalie during his high school years. He told US Weekly that the sport was his favorite growing up. Word has it Dave was a pretty good goalie.
7. John Kerry
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry played lacrosse while he attended St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire. He also played on the JV lacrosse team while attending Yale.
8. Wayne Gretzky
Growing up, Ice Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky excelled at several sports, including baseball, lacrosse, and, of course, hockey. He credits lacrosse with helping him to learn how to take tough blows and hard checks.
9. Adam Richman
"Man vs. Food" host Adam Richman played lacrosse when he attended Roxbury High School in New Jersey. He also ran track and played lacrosse in college. You might have watched the episode where he played some lax!
10. Jay Silverheels
Growing up, actor Jay Silverheels was an excellent lacrosse player. Before playing Tonto on "The Lone Ranger," Silverheels played lacrosse in the North American Amateur Lacrosse Association.
11. Jim Brown
Most people might recognize Jim Brown as the Pro Football Hall of Fame running back for the Cleveland Browns. But before his career in the National Football League, Jim Brown excelled at lacrosse in high school and at Syracuse University.
12. Peter Dante
The Waterboy actor Peter Dante played lacrosse at Hofstra University. He was also the assistant lacrosse coach at Loyola Marymount University in 2011.
13. Method Man
One of the greatest rap artists of all time, Method Man from Wu-Tang used to play lacrosse in high school. Recently Method Man even teamed up with the PLL with a line of clothing.
Justin Timberlake, the renowned singer, songwriter, and actor, is also a lacrosse enthusiast. Timberlake played lacrosse during his high school years and was known for his athleticism and competitiveness on the field. While his career took a different path, his passion for lacrosse has stayed with him, and he has been involved in promoting the sport and raising awareness about its benefits.
These are just a few examples of famous actors and musicians who have showcased their lacrosse skills. Their involvement in the sport highlights the diverse talents and interests of individuals in the entertainment industry. Whether on the big screen or the lacrosse field, these individuals have left a lasting impact in their respective fields.