20 TV & Movie Actors Who Were Once Professional Athletes (PHOTOS)

"You just won the Super Bowl! What are you going to do now?" "I'm going to Hollywood!" When athletes retire, many head for the big and small screens -- and why not? After all, they're already tough, in awesome shape, and used to adoring fans. (We love you, Dwayne Johnson!)


Some rely on their sports status to gain viewers for their movies and TV shows. Others end up being so good on-screen that people forget they ever were athletes in the first place. Huddle up to find out which of your favorite athletes ended up in front of the camera. 


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