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Photo by Keith Allison via Wikimedia Commons

Photo by Keith Allison via Wikimedia Commons

2. Richard Sherman
Famous For NFL Football player for the Seattle Seahawks
We Know He’s Smart Because: Graduated Stanford (attended on scholarship) after graduating high school with a 4.1 GPA.
Interesting Personal Facts: Richard Sherman is known for his brash comments on the football field. He was born and raised in Compton, CA. His parents instilled the importance of consistent learning. As a result, Sherman became the first student in 20 years to be qualified to attend Stanford University on both academic and athletic merits.