Actor Will Ferrell (L) and Ryan Kalil #67 of the USC Trojans celebrate (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Ranking the 31 biggest celebrity college football fans, including Will Ferrell, Ashton Kutcher, LeBron James and more.
One of the best things about college football is the fan bases that make up the game. Their presence is felt at places like Michigan, Ohio State, Tennessee, Nebraska, among others where it’s common to have 100,000 people in attendance for games.
If you sift through those 100,000-plus people you’re going to find one or two celebrities in attendance or standing on the sidelines because of their VIP status.
They become unofficial mascots or spokespeople for the program they’re a fan or and the coaches use it to their recruiting advantage by making sure pictures of a celebrity decked out in their school’s gear are circulated around the internet. It doesn’t hurt to have a celebrity presence because recruits like to consider themselves celebrities in their own little world.
This is a list highlighting some of the biggest and best celebrity college football fans.
After reading through the list, please offer up your thoughts, reactions, and opinions in the comments section. Let us know who you think is the biggest omission from this list and deserved to be included on the list of celebrity college football fans.
Without further ado, here are the 30 biggest celebrity college football fans!
October 10, 2014; Stanford, CA, USA; Professional golfer Tiger Woods, Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
25. Tiger Woods – Stanford
Did you know Tiger Woods once shared a classroom with current Stanford head football coach David Shaw?
Besides that little fun fact, the former greatest golfer on the planet has performed the coin toss at a Stanford-Cal game and served as an honorary team captain for the 2012 Fiesta Bowl in Arizona.
While Tiger continues his process to return to the links and the form he once displayed before his career and personal life went in the toilet, Tiger will be cheering on Christian McCaffrey and the Cardinal like the proud alum that he is.
Stanford has a large alumni base and boasts an impressive list of graduates, but in the sports world, there may not be a more famous representative of Stanford athletics than Tiger Woods. It’s great when giants come back to support the university after they’ve graduated.
Hopefully, Woods will be able to find his game and have a rebirth just like the Cardinal football program as had since Jim Harbaugh resurrected the program before leaving it in the good and capable hands of Shaw.
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