UpdateJesse Tyler Ferguson just won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play, but his relationship with sports is complicated.“I was an indoor kid growing up,” he recently told Queerty, just days after the opening of his return to Broadway in the critically acclaimed revival of Take Me Out. “I did not love sports.

I hated gym class. My parents put me on a soccer team, and nobody explained the rules to me. For our first game, I tripped on a sprinkler and the team ran over me.”After high school, Ferguson traded cleats for jazz shoes, heading to New York City to study at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of his Broadway debut in the Public Theater’s revival of On the Town (opposite Lea DeLaria, also returning to Broadway this season in POTUS).