Before They Were Famous: Can You Tell These NFL Stars From Their Yearbook Photos?

These players make millions of dollars on the football field, but all the money in the world can't change those pesky yearbook photos that we all took as kids. They may be shining bright now, but some of these guys were having some rough days when they posed for that camera way back when. Check out these NFL Stars Yearbook Photos.

???

This future NFL star must not have started growing out the dreadlocks yet, huh? He looks smaller there, but he did go on to be an All-American in college and a star in the NFL, but who is it?

Larry Fitzgerald

Photo: WENN

That would be Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals. Larry played for the University of Pittsburgh and then was drafted by Arizona with the third pick in the 2004 NFL Draft. He has played with them ever since and has earned six Pro Bowl selections as wide receiver.

???

This future NFL star was surely working that smile back in high school. He had the grin that won over the ladies and the moves on the football field to win over the recruits, but who is it?

Adrian Peterson

Photo: WENN

That would be Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings. Peterson starred at the University of Oklahoma, where he was a runner-up for the Heisman Trophy his freshman year! He then went on to win NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and set the record for most yards in a single game (296) during his rookie season.

???

This one might be a little more difficult to tell (I struggled for a little bit), but if you look close enough you might be able to tell who this NFL MVP is. Who is it?

Drew Brees

Photo: WENN

That would be Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints. Brees started his career with the San Diego Chargers, but after a few seasons he went to New Orleans as a free agent. He became a star and saving grace for a devastated area. Brees helped lead the team to a Super Bowl victory in 2009 and bring hope to the area ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.

???

Look at that goofy guy. This future NFL star did get all done up for picture day, but those eyes and smile make him look all messed up. Who is it?

Randy Moss

SourceĀ 

That would be Randy Moss of the San Francisco 49ers. Moss has had a whirl-wind career in the NFL, but he for sure is a record holder and a receiver that has been sought after. He started his career in Minnesota and spent seven years there, but then was traded to Oakland for a couple years and then New England. He then went back to Minnesota, but then was waived and retired a year and now is playing with San Fran. Do you think Moss even knows where he is at now after all those teams?

???

Does that look like someone with the potential of becoming the MVP of the Super Bowl? It did happen, but it did take some patience and time. Who is it?

Aaron Rodgers

Photo: WENN

That would be Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers. Rodgers spent his first three seasons in the NFL as a backup to Brett Favre, the heart and soul of Green Bay at the time. He then took over the reigns in 2008 and led the team to the Super Bowl title in 2010 and was named the AP Player of the Year for 2011. Quite a feat for that dorky looking guy from high school.

???

This guy has the looks and style of one of those preppy California rich kids of his era. You wouldn't picture that as you see him now, but who could this be?

Ben Roethlisberger

Photo: WENN

That would be Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Big Ben has made the news both on and off the field. Twice he has been accused of sexual assault, but neither of the accusations turned into charges. He was however suspended by the NFL for four games for personal misconduct. On the field, Big Ben became the youngest Super Bowl-winning quarterback when he led the Steelers to victory at the age of 23. He followed that up three seasons later with another ring.

???

Apparently the cool thing to do for future NFL stars was to wear a tuxedo for your yearbook photos? This guy did and he looks pretty good all cleaned up. Who is it?

Ray Lewis

Photo: WENN

That would be Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens. He is often considered to be the best linebacker ever in the NFL. He was drafted by Baltimore in 1996 and has remained with the team ever since. He has appeared in 13 Pro Bowls and was the second linebacker to win the Super Bowl MVP Award in NFL history.

Recommended Stories

Promoted Content

Comments