NFL players are used to having cameras pointed at them during the course of games they play. But here we take a look at some athletes who swapped their pads for the glitz and glamour that the world of Hollywood brings with it.
Who can forget the famous role of Apollo Creed played by the legendary Carl Weathers in the Rocky series starring alongside Sylvester Stallone. Weathers is the most established actor on this list and played for the Oakland Raiders back in 1970.
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Two-time Super Bowl winner and Green Bay Packers legend Brett Favre appeared in Something About Mary starring Ben Stiller and Cameron Diaz.
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Is there anything the GOAT Tom Brady can't do? The quarterback who recently won a historic 7th Super Bowl title had appeared in the adult comedy Ted 2 starring Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane.
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Arguably the greatest QB to have never won a Super Bowl, Miami Dolphins legend Dan Marion appeared in the comedy Ace Ventura: Pet Detective alongside Jim Carrey .
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The first overall draft pick in 1967, Super Bowl winner Bubba Smith took to acting after his career in the NFL and is most fondly remembered for his role in the hit comedy franchise Police Academy.