For the first time ever the Before They Were Pros library from the iconic sports producer Stu Ross, featuring footage of some of today’s most highly recognized athletes playing high school sports, is being made available for licensing. The collection includes many extraordinary moments from todays MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL and PGA stars while in high school. In addition, the archive includes Olympic medalists, as well as extreme and aspirational athletic high school highlights. As shown in the samples below Before They Were Pros features footage of Tom Brady, Ryan Braun, Kobe Bryant, Wayne Gretzky, Candace Parker, Michael Phelps and over 1000 other professional athletes as they worked their way to the top. The content was originally produced for a weekly television series called "High School Sports Show,” which lasted eight years from 1994 to 2003 highlighting exceptional local athletes. During that period, Ross Productions filmed approximately 30,000 high school games, capturing over 2 million student athletes across America’s top 35 cities.

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Below are samples of some of the footage included in the Ross Online Productions Before They Were Pros Collection, which are available for licensing.

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Major League Baseball

Ryan Braun
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National Basketball

Kobe Bryant
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National Football League

Tom Brady
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National Hockey League

Wayne Gretzky
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Women's National
Basketball Association

Candace Parker
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Michael Phelps

To get more information about the Before They Were Pros collection and to browse the content, register for the licensing site here.