Ed ONeill (Youngstown State DL)
Carl Weathers (San Diego State LB)
Carl Weathers was famous for playing the character Rocky in 1976. But did you know that he had a college football career that began in Long Beach City College? He later transfered to San Diego State and played football as a linebacker. His football skills were impeccable that it landed him a spot in the Oakland Raiders.
John Wayne (USC OT)
Before John Wayne became one of the world’s most famous actor of all time, little did anyone know, this forever handsome actor was a pre-law major. He also played in the USC football team. He broke his collarbone in an unfortunate bodysurfing accident and lost his athletic scholarship, forcing him to leave the university.
Joel McHale (Washington TE)
Although he only played football for one year in high school because of a juvenile fight at school, his ex-team mates had nothing but praise for Joel McHale. He eventually moved on to theatre and became a famous tv actor, starring in Will & Grace.
Tommy Lee Jones (Harvard OL)
Once the room mate of Al Gore in Harvard University, the Harvard alumni, Tommy Lee Jones, is a global superstar actor who is famous even before the movie Men In Black. He was also a former football player in Harvard’s undefeated 1968 team.
Forest Whitaker (Cal Poly Pomona DT)
Starring in the up and coming Star Wars spin-off, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Forest Steven Whitaker III, attended Cal Poly Pomona on a football scholarship. After sustaining a back injury, he quit his major and changed it to music.
Mark Harmon (UCLA QB)
Born Thomas Mark Harmon, the actor is famous for starring NCIS as Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs in the CBS series. He was once a college football quarterback for the UCLA Bruins football team in 1972 and 1973.
John Goodman (Missouri State OL)
The character Dan Conner won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in 1993. Before being an actor, John Stephen Goodman earned a football scholarship to the Missouri State University. He ended his football career after and injury and turned to acting.
Suge Knight (UNLV DT)
Former CEO of Death Row Records, Marion Hugh “Suge” Knight Junior, dominated the rap industry for producing famous artists such as Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and many others. He was also an ex-football player in El Camino College be transferring to teh University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Bill Cosby (Temple FB)
Our beloved host, Mr Bill Cosby, from Kids Say the Darndest Things, once earned a track and field scholarship to Philadelphia’s Temple University in 1961. He then left Temple to pursue a career in comedy.
Stone Cold Steve Austin (North Texas FB)
Before shooting to fame and becoming the infamous “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, the now retired profession wrestler got into Wharton County Junior College with a football scholarship and another full scholarship to the University of North Texas.
Dwayne Johnson The Rock (University Of Miami)
The “Rock”, Dwayne Johnson, is famous for being a WWE wrestler and a movie actor. In his younger days, he was a promising football player with a scholarship from the University of Miami, playing defensive tackle on the Miami Hurricanes’ national championship team.
Dean Cain (Princeton DB)
One of our favorite Superman ever to hit the tv screen was Dean George Tanaka, also known as Dean Cain. Before he became an actor, Cain attended college in one of the Ivy league schools, Princeton University. His football career came to a halt after a knee injury.
Matthew Fox (Columbia WR)
Matthew Chandler Fox, best known as, Jack Shepard in the hit tv series, “Lost”, was once a football player in Columbia University. He majored in Economics and inviewed for a job at Prudential-Bache to sell stocks before becoming an actor.
Burt Reynolds (Florida State HB)
Burton Leon “Burt” Reynolds is an actor famous for starring in the motion picture “Boogie Nights”. Back in the day, he attended Florida State University on a football scholarship and played halfback. He quit football after injuring himself in a football game and a car accident.
Ed Marinaro (Cornell RB)
Ed Marinaro is famous for starring in Spike’s TV’s comedy, Blue Mountain State. In his early life, Marinaro was a college football player who set over 16 NCAA record. He later on inducted in the College Football Hall of Fame in 1991.
Josh Duhamel (Minot [ND] State QB)
The husband of Fergie, Josh Duhamel, is famous for co-starring in the blockbuster Transformers film series. Before became a full blown heartthrob in the movie industry, Duhamel attended Minot State University and was a quarterback in the football team.
Ronald Reagan (Eureka [IL] G)
One of the most beloved president of all time, Ronald Wilson Reagan, graduated Eureka College in 1932. Not only was he a football player, the ex-president of the United States was also the captain of the swim team.
James Caan (Michigan State DB)
James Edmund Caan is an American actor famous for his role in The Godfather. He majored in economics and also played college footbal at the Michigan State University. He became intrigued with acting and decided to pursue a career in the industry.
Bill Goldberg (Georgia DT)
Before diving into the world of professional wrestling, Bill Goldberg was also a profession football player. Goldberg had a scholarship to play for the University of Georgia Bulldogs football team. He was a strong defensive tackle and was quickly snatched up by the Los Angeles Rams.