- Football players don’t have the longest lifespan – many retire when they are still young.
- Some football players have turned to their second careers.
- Beloved Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews played in the NFL before becoming an actor.
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Acting is not the most stable career path, but you could argue that football is even less so. A serious injury could take you out of the game forever, as has been the case with some of these stars.
These 15 football players all turned to the theater after the end of their athletic careers, with varying levels of success. Hollywood’s most bankable actor Dwayne Johnson first tried to hack him as a football player before starring in the “Fast and Furious” franchise.
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