Once upon a time, it used to be relatively common for former NFL players to make a go of it in Hollywood. Sunday names like Bubba Smith and OJ Simpson transitioned into everyday names once their careers in football were finished.
It seems as though today’s NFL player is a lot less inclined to take a stab at the big screen at the end of his career. Since Brett Favre’s cameo as himself in There’s Something About Mary, there really haven’t been many big-name NFL stars who have appeared in movies.
It’s a real shame, too. There’s a good potential talent pool in the NFL right now who already have a foot in the door, thanks to their NFL stardom.
Over the next 11 slides, we’ll take a look at some of the standout candidates who might want to consider preparing some headshots in their spare time.