Hall of Fame basketball player Bill Bradley tallied 9,217 points during his 10-year career with the New York Knicks. In politics, Bradley was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1978 and served three terms. In 2000, he sought the Democratic nomination for president, but he lost to Al Gore. He's seen here with Howard Dean.
Former MLB pitcher Jim Bunning was a seven-time All-Star selection throughout his Hall of Fame career. Bunning, of Kentucky, served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1987 to 1999 and then was elected to the U.S. Senate.
Before he became the 38th president of the United States, Gerald Ford (L) also enjoyed a successful collegiate football career. The lineman helped lead the University of Michigan to undefeated seasons and national titles in 1932 and 1933.
As a professional football player, quarterback Jack Kemp helped lead the Buffalo Bills to two AFL championships and was the league MVP in 1965. As a politician, Kemp served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 18 years. He was also Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole's running mate in the 1996 election.
A seven-time Pro Bowl selection, Steve Largent recorded 13,089 receiving yards and 101 touchdowns while playing for the Seattle Seahawks. After ending his NFL career, Largent was elected one of Oklahoma's representative in Congress. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1994 to 2002.
A two-time Olympic gold medalist in the decathlon in 1948 and 1952, Bob Mathias later turned his focus to politics. The California Republican served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Nebraska's Tom Osborne spent 25 years as the Huskers head football coach, winning three national titles and posting a 255-49-3 record. In 2000, Osborne announced he was running for one of Nebraska's seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. He served in Congress for six years. In 2007, Osborne took over as the athletic director at Nebraska.
A former world-record holder in the mile and 1,500 meters, Jim Ryun was a three-time Olympian for the U.S. in track and field. Later, Ryun focused his career on politics. A Republican from Kansas, Ryun served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1996 to 2007.
Arnold Schwarzenegger first earned notoriety as a champion bodybuilder. He was named Mr. Universe in 1968, and was a seven-time Mr. Olympia winner (1970-75, 1980). Schwarzeneg ger later turned his attention to politics. The Republican won the governor race in California in 2003.
In the wrestling ring, Jesse Ventura was known as "The Body." In Minnesota, he was known as governor. Running as an Independent and a member of the Reform Party, the former professional wrestler won Minnesota's governor race in 1998. He served as the state's leader from 1999 to 2003.
Sam Wyche, a Pickens County Council member in South Carolina, started just nine games at quarterback in the NFL, but went on to coach eight seasons with Cincinnati and four with Tampa Bay.
George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, captained the Yale baseball team, and as a left-handed first baseman, played in the first two College World Series.
Baseball is in his blood. Before becoming the 43rd president of the United States, George W. Bush was a second baseman at Yale and a part-owner of the Texas Rangers.
Three-time NBA All-Star Kevin Johnson added another title to his resume in November 2008, when he won a runoff election to be Sacramento's mayor.
In November 2009, hard-hitting Filipino Manny Pacquiao became the first boxer in history to earn world championships in seven different weight classes. Six months later, he upset favorite Roy Chiongbian in the race to represent the southern province of Sarangani in the Philippine Congress.
A Tennessee star, Heath Shuler played for the Saints and Redskins before injuries ended his career. He returned to his home state of North Carolina, where he ousted Rep. Charles Taylor to help the Democrats take control of the U.S. House in 2006.
A few years after his football career at West Point ended with a knee injury, Dwight Eisenhower became a little better known as a war hero and the 34th president of the United States.
As a Hall of Fame goaltender for the Canadians, Ken Dryden became a national hero by helping Montreal win six Stanley Cups. Later, he'd be elected to Parliament and named to Cabinet as minister of social development.