Dwayne Johnson Playing football in college for the Miami Hurricanes, became known as “The Rock” in Hollywood and now biggest star in WWE.
Burt Reynolds In college, Reynolds was a halfback at Florida State. injuries derailed his career, and he turned to acting.
Merlin Olsen Olsen played defensive tackle for the Los Angeles Rams from 1962-1976.
John Matuszak Matuszak win two Super Bowls in his NFL career, After retiring, joined acting classes and became actor.
Alex Karras After a college Football Hall of Fame, Karras also played NFL. Named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team for the 1960s. Rest is history
Jim Brown Brown was the preeminent football player. Leaving the NFL early age and join acting career.
Carl Weathers football was his first choice. He played at San Diego State in college and then got a chance in films too.