FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * KKR Group Partnership L.P. 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol Academy Sports & Outdoors, Inc. [ ASO ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                    __X__ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
C/O KOHLBERG KRAVIS ROBERTS & CO. L.P., 30 HUDSON YARDS
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
7/12/2021
(Street)
NEW YORK, NY 10001
(City)       (State)       (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) ___ Form filed by One Reporting Person
_ X _ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock  7/12/2021    S    1820749  D $38.3  3361282  I  See footnotes (1)(4)(5)
Common Stock  7/12/2021    S    3613093  D $38.3  6670127  I  See footnotes (2)(4)(5)
Common Stock  7/12/2021    S    4666158  D $38.3  8614193  I  See footnotes (3)(4)(5)

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  These shares of Common Stock are held by KKR 2006 Allstar Blocker L.P.
(2)  These shares of Common Stock are held by Allstar Co-Invest Blocker L.P. The general partner of Allstar Co-Invest Blocker L.P is Allstar Co-Invest GP LLC.
(3)  These shares of Common Stock are held by Allstar LLC. The managing member of Allstar LLC is KKR 2006 Fund (Allstar) L.P. The general partner of KKR 2006 Fund (Allstar) L.P. is KKR Associates 2006 AIV L.P.
(4)  KKR 2006 AIV GP LLC is the general partner of each of KKR 2006 Allstar Blocker L.P. and KKR Associates 2006 AIV L.P. and the sole member of Allstar Co-Invest GP LLC. The sole member of KKR 2006 AIV GP LLC is KKR Group Partnership L.P. KKR Group Holdings Corp. is the general partner of KKR Group Partnership L.P. KKR & Co. Inc. is the sole shareholder of KKR Group Holdings Corp. KKR Management LLP is the Series I preferred stockholder of KKR & Co. Inc. Messrs. Henry R. Kravis and George R. Roberts are the founding partners of KKR Management LLP.
(5)  Each of the Reporting Persons disclaims beneficial ownership of the securities reported herein, except to the extent of such Reporting Person's pecuniary interest therein. The filing of this statement shall not be deemed to be an admission that, for purposes of Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or otherwise, the Reporting Persons are the beneficial owners of any securities reported herein.

Remarks:
Because no more than 10 reporting persons can file any one Form 4 through the Securities and Exchange Commission's EDGAR system, certain affiliates of the Reporting Persons have filed a separate Form 4.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
KKR Group Partnership L.P.
C/O KOHLBERG KRAVIS ROBERTS & CO. L.P.
30 HUDSON YARDS
NEW YORK, NY 10001

X

KKR Group Holdings Corp.
C/O KOHLBERG KRAVIS ROBERTS & CO. L.P.
30 HUDSON YARDS
NEW YORK, NY 10001

X

KKR & Co. Inc.
C/O KOHLBERG KRAVIS ROBERTS & CO. L.P.
30 HUDSON YARDS
NEW YORK, NY 10001

X

KKR Management LLP
C/O KOHLBERG KRAVIS ROBERTS & CO. L.P.
30 HUDSON YARDS
NEW YORK, NY 10001

X

KRAVIS HENRY R
C/O KOHLBERG KRAVIS ROBERTS & CO. L.P.
30 HUDSON YARDS
NEW YORK, NY 10001

X

ROBERTS GEORGE R
C/O KOHLBERG KRAVIS ROBERTS & CO. L.P.
2800 SAND HILL ROAD, SUITE 200
MENLO PARK, CA 94025

X


Signatures
KKR GROUP PARTNERSHIP L.P. By: KKR Group Holdings Corp., its general partner By: /s/ Terence P. Gallagher Name: Terence P. Gallagher Title: Attorney-in-fact for Robert H. Lewin, Chief Financial Officer 7/14/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
KKR GROUP HOLDINGS CORP. By: /s/ Terence P. Gallagher Name: Terence P. Gallagher Title: Attorney-in-fact for Robert H. Lewin, Chief Financial Officer 7/14/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
KKR & CO. INC.By: /s/ Terence P. Gallagher Name: Terence P. Gallagher Title: Attorney-in-fact for Robert H. Lewin, Chief Financial Officer 7/14/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
KKR MANAGEMENT LLP By: /s/ Terence P. Gallagher Name: Terence P. Gallagher Title: Attorney-in-fact for Robert H. Lewin, Chief Financial Officer 7/14/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
HENRY R. KRAVIS By: /s/ Terence P. Gallagher Name: Terence P. Gallagher Title: Attorney-in-fact 7/14/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
GEORGE R. ROBERTS By: /s/ Terence P. Gallagher Name: Terence P. Gallagher Title: Attorney-in-fact 7/14/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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