FROM THE GRIDIRON TO THE SCREEN

Happy Super Bowl Sunday! As you all may know, many former football players have made the transition from the Gridiron to the Silver Screen. In honor of tonight’s Big Game, I’ve assembled a All-Pro gallery of posters starring ex-jocks turned actors:

Jim Brown, running back, Cleveland Browns (1957-65)
Brian Bosworth, linebacker, Seattle Seahawks (1987-89)
Bernie Casey, halfback/flanker, San Francisco 49ers (1961-66), Los Angeles Rams (1967-68)
Fred Dryer, defensive end, New York Giants (1969-71), LA Rams (1972-81)
Rosey Grier, defensive tackle, NY Giants (1955-62), LA Rams (1963-66)
Joe Namath, quarterback, New York Jets (1965-76), LA Rams (1977)
O.J. Simpson, running back, Buffalo Bills (1969-77), SF 49ers (1978-79)
Bubba Smith, defensive end, Baltimore Colts (1967-72), Oakland Raiders (1973-74), Houston Oilers (1975-76)
Woody Strode, offensive end, Los Angeles Rams, (1946)
Carl Weathers, linebacker, Oakland Raiders (1970-71)
Fred “The Hammer” Williamson, defensive back, Pittsburgh Steelers (1960), Oakland Raiders (1961-64), Kansas City Chiefs (1965-67)

And then, there’s this guy… 

…who’s now wide awake and ready to win another championship!

LET’S GO PATRIOTS!!

 

 

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5 Replies to “FROM THE GRIDIRON TO THE SCREEN”

  1. Superb tribute to the players turned actors. Never even realised some had been, like Carl Weathers and Bubba Smith. Hope you have a fantastic night. I’ve always said I’d love to watch it live. But always forget to take the day off work. 11.30 pm GMT kick off on a Sunday!

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