Playing any professional sport is incredibly taxing on the physical body and each sport works a different set of muscles that makes it incredibly difficult to participate in more than one professional sport. Here we are looking at a few players that have played both basketball and football at the professional level or at the college level. The real question is: "Are players that can play for both professions better than regular players?"
First up is Jimmy Graham. What is unique about Graham is the fact that he only played one season of college football (for the University of Miami) during his college years. Of course the majority of his years was spent playing basketball and then he was drafted to the Saints in the third round of the 2010 NFL draft. Graham warmed up to the NFL quickly and in his second season had already 99 receptions totaling over 1300 yards and 11 touchdowns. He was selected to play in the Pro Bowl and was honored with being an All-Pro player for his position. Graham was the first Saints tight-end to have more than 1,000 receiving yards in a season.
Next up is Donovan McNabb. Currently he is a retired quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, but during his time he has had a remarkable record. He led the Eagles to four consecutive NFC East division championships, and five NFC Championships as well as one Super Bowl. McNabb played football and basketball for Syracuse University. One of McNabbs most memorable moments is something called "4th and 26".
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