Biggest pro football accomplishments: Spent time playing defensive tackle for the NFL's Vikings and Jaguars and the CFL's Edmonton Eskimos after suiting up for Georgia Tech in college
Biggest pro wrestling accomplishments: Held the WWE Tag Team Championship along with wrestler Seth Rollins as a member of The Shield and broke the record for most eliminations in a Royal Rumble by eliminating 12 wrestlers in 2014
The key to his career change: He is a part of the storied Anoa'i family of professional wrestlers and is cousins with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

Although Roman Reigns shied away from taking part in the family business during his teens and early 20s—he tried forging a football career in both the NFL and CFL instead—he settled on wrestling once his football opportunities dried up. He started by wrestling in the WWE's developmental organization Florida Championship Wrestling in 2010 but eventually worked his way up to the big leagues and is now one of the most popular WWE superstars even though he still hasn't achieved much yet in terms in solo success.