Bush seems top have been the most accomplished baseball player among US presidents, but another US President was an even better football player than Bush was a baseball player.
In January 1935, the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions were jockeying for the professional services of a football player from the University of Michigan.
The two-way player led the Wolverines to national titles in 1932 and 1933 and appeared in the Chicago Tribune College All-Star Football Game at Soldier Field on Jan. 1, 1935. His performance capped a legendary college football career and had NFL teams clamoring for his services.
Instead of joining the young professional league, Gerald Ford rejected the offers of the Packers and Lions and opted for law school. Four decades before he would become the 40th President of the United States, Ford enrolled at Yale Law School, where he was an assistant boxing and football coach.