Of the 253 players drafted in the 2017 NFL Draft, nearly 90 percent played multiple sports in high school. Numbers like that are tough to ignore. The benefits of being a multi-sport athlete are immense. Playing different sports teaches your body to move in different ways and reinforces competitiveness. It also can reduce your chance of suffering a sports-related injury. In a different study presented at the same aforementioned AOSSM meeting, researchers found that high school athletes with a "high specialization classification" had an 85-percent higher incidence of lower extremity injuries than high school athletes with a "low specialization classification". Essentially, athletes who specialized were found to be at a much higher risk of lower extremity injury than athletes who play and train in multiple sports.
While some have focused solely on their profession to prove what they’re worth, others have taken a more risqué decision by showing off their fun and sexy side and becoming a playmate. In many instances, these decisions have actually boosted female athlete's confidence and empowered them, as well as proving that they’re are much more than just their sporting professions. Many of these successful and inspiring athletes have rather appeared in Playboy magazine’s before their athletic careers or after their competitions had been completed- mostly in an effort to avoid controversy.