August 22, 2011 / Pop Culture

Take a look at famous athletes in their yearbook photos

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

It’s always fun to go back to your old yearbooks and flip through the photos of you and your friends, just to see how times have changed.

Just as popular are old yearbook photos of celebrities, so we can all get a glimpse of their school days before they were famous. SI.com has done that this week with a new photo gallery of some famous athletes and images from their high school yearbooks.

The senior picture of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady even includes his senior quote, “If you want to play with the big boys, you gotta learn how to play in the tall grass.”

Evan Blackwell, CJE
Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for walsworthyearbooks.com and yearbookhelp.com, as well as a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a writer and editor for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 13 years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.