School: University of Kansas
Sports: Basketball, Track and Field
Wilt Chamberlain had legs long enough to lead the world in rebounds, hurdle over obscene heights in the high jump, or gallop past the competition on the track. He didn’t get the opportunity to continue the latter two after college, but while he was still a Jayhawk, Chamberlain repped the school in the 100m dash and brought home three Big Eight high jump titles. For good measure, he could also chuck a shotput well over 50 feet.
As for the sport you actually know him for, Chamberlain was every bit as dominant as you’d expect a dude who poured in 100 percent to be. He set the tone for his career immediately, making his freshman debut in a scrimmage against KU’s varsity. On that night Chamberlain scored 42 points and collected 29 rebounds. It didn’t take him long to set single-game school records in each of those categories, and by that we mean he did it in his first games (going for 52 and 31, respectively). Ultimately Wilt only played two years at Kansas’ top level, but was named a consensus All-American in both of them. This despite the fact that he was routinely triple-teamed throughout his time in Lawrence.