Lots of athletes who become professional stars dominated the competition since the time they were little kids. But there are also plenty of stars that come from out of nowhere.
There can be a bunch of different reasons for why they went unnoticed. Maybe they were too small or went to a school in the middle of nowhere. But one thing is for sure, talent rises to the top. Below are some examples of the sports world’s most impressive late bloomers.
Le’Veon Bell was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 48th pick in the 2013 draft. He’s been one of the NFL’s best dual-threat running backs catching the ball almost as well as he runs it.
Bell wasn’t a big deal in High School, though. ESPN rated him as only a 2 star prospect and the 211th best running back in the country. He eventually found himself at Michigan State, but that was only after a number of the school’s other recruits got in trouble.