Ed O'Neil: Almost a Pittsburgh Steeler
Before he was an actor, Modern Family patriarch Ed O'Neil (Jay Pritchett) spent his youth as a serious athlete. He went to Ohio University on a football scholarship, kept playing when he transferred to Youngstown State University, and even got drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was cut in training camp, but it all worked out: He returned to YSU to study acting. Good call, Ed!