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Video: USC Releases Footage Of Jackie Robinson Playing Football For UCLA

What a beast.

Jackie Robinson, football star? Yup, once upon a time. USC released footage of a game in 1939 between the Trojans and the UCLA Bruins, Robinson's team, which resulted in a 0-0 tie but had some pretty good action.

In the video, you can see Robinson break a few tackles and launch a vicious hit to pop the ball loose when USC was threatening to score. 

As great as Robinson looks on the gridiron, it's probably safe to say that he made the right call becoming a professional baseball player.