Veteran Athletes, Athlete Veterans

We look up to sports stars for their heroics on the field of play, but many professional athletes are also heroes for their call to duty. These 10 superstars are legends in their sports — and at some point in their careers put their play on hold to serve their country.

This is by no means a complete list. There are many, many more athletes who are also military veterans. Use this slideshow as a starting point to learn more about the athletes in every professional sport who have given back to their country.


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