Some professional athletes who played junior varsity football include Mike Prior and Kevin White. Prior played at Marian Catholic High School and White at Emmaus High School.
Mike Prior is a former NFL player with the Indianapolis Colts and the team captain of the 1996 Green Bay Packers. He played a lot of football in school, beginning his career in the Catholic elementary football school league. He went on to continue playing and despite being small, made a name for himself in high school . He stayed on the junior varsity team for his entire freshman year before heading over to varsity. After high school, Prior was recruited to play both football and baseball. He grew into a 208-pound safety and during the course of his career, played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Indianapolis Colts and the Green Bay Packers.
Kevin White is one of seven children born to Kevin Sr. and Tammy White. Tired of trying to raise their children in a poverty-ridden neighborhood, the Whites moved from Plainfield, New Jersey to Allentown, Pennsylvania when Kevin was a child. Eventually, the family moved to Emmaus where Kevin took up football. He played on the junior varsity team throughout his first three years of high school and placed on the varsity team during his senior year. After high school, he went on to play for Lackawanna and was later drafted by the Chicago Bears.