Georgetown Hoyas

Georgetown Hoyas

Jim Gaffigan is a funny man.

After all, the 50-year-old Illinois native is one of the most recognizable standup comedians in the United States. 

He's been in a host of popular commercials, has his own show on Comedy Central and pops up in some of your favorite comedy movies.

But here's something you probably didn't know about Gaffigan.

He played football at Georgetown.

Yes, the guy on the other end of the "Meow Game" in Super Troopers  was a wide receiver for the Hoyas during his freshman year in 1985.

Now, Georgetown is far from a football  powerhouse. In fact, during Gaffigan's tenure with the Hoyas, the team competed at the DIII level, before moving to DI-AA in 1992. 

Gaffigan's Hoyas finished the 1985 season with a 5-4 record, and while individual statistics are presently unavailable for that team at this time, Gaffigan's name does not appear anywhere in the individual record books.  

But Gaffigan was far from the only famous name on the Hoyas roster at the time.

Jim Schwartz, who in 2011 led the Detroit Lions to the NFL Playoffs for the first time in over a decade, was also on the squad, lining up as a defensive end.