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15 football players who left the game behind and became actors

INSIDER Logo By insider@insider.com (Gabbi Shaw) of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 16:  Football players don't have the longest shelf life — many retire when they're still young. Some football players turned to acting as their second careers. Terry Crews, beloved star of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," played in the NFL before becoming an actor. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Acting isn't the most stable career path, but it could be argued that football is even less so. One bad injury could take you out of the game forever, like it did with some of these stars.These 15 football players all turned to acting after their sports careers ended, with varying levels of success. Dwayne Johnson, the most bankable actor in Hollywood, first tried to hack it as a football player before starring in the "Fast and Furious" franchise.Keep scrolling to learn more about 15 football players who switched the gridiron for movie sets.Read the original article on Insider

15 football players who left the game behind and became actors

  • Football players don't have the longest shelf life — many retire when they're still young.
  • Some football players turned to acting as their second careers.
  • Terry Crews, beloved star of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," played in the NFL before becoming an actor.
  • Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.

Acting isn't the most stable career path, but it could be argued that football is even less so. One bad injury could take you out of the game forever, like it did with some of these stars.

These 15 football players all turned to acting after their sports careers ended, with varying levels of success. Dwayne Johnson, the most bankable actor in Hollywood, first tried to hack it as a football player before starring in the "Fast and Furious" franchise.

Keep scrolling to learn more about 15 football players who switched the gridiron for movie sets.

Read the original article on Insider
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