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It turns out he was also an accomplished high school and college athlete! As Open Culture outlines, deGrasse-Tyson, as "...a student The Bronx High School of Science, Tyson (class of 1976) wore basketball sneakers belonging to the Knick’s Walt “Clyde” Frazier. He ran an impressive 4:25 mile. And he captained the school’s wrestling team, during which time he conjured up a new-fangled wrestling move."
You can hear him talk about the move at the 9:42 mark in the video below: