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Irish actor Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson was a top jock in high school

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Irish actor Liam Neeson

Not only is Liam Neeson one of the busiest A-list actors at work today, but junior high school records show that he was one of the top athletes at his school.

The Irish heartthrob attended St. Patrick's Secondary School in Ballymena, County Antrim, and school records show that when Neeson was in first year (the equivalent of sixth/seventh grade) he won the 100 and 200 yard dashes as well as the triple jump in track and field.

According to the Belfast Telegraph, he ran the 100 in 13.75 seconds, the 200 in 33.55 seconds and jumped 26 ft. 4 in.

Neeson was also a talented boxer and won the Ulster Championship the same year.

If running, jumping and boxing isn't impressive enough, the strapping actor was also a dab hand at soccer, and once had a trial for Irish pro team Bohemians FC in Dublin, even making one appearance for the 'Gypsies' against Shamrock Rovers.

Is it no wonder the 57-year-old was able to sprint, fight and generally kick ass in his hit movie "Taken."  The man can do everything!

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