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Actors who were athletes first.



Just learned from the "guys who cant catch" thread that James Cann played ball at Michigan St so I was wondering what other actors out there had ever played D1 ball or higher athletics that I was not aware of. Keep in mind the actors I am refering to are the ones who became more famous for acting than they did as a athlete. Not the O.J.'s or Jim Browns of the entertainment world. Off the top of my head I've got:

Burt Reynolds - football @ Fl St (side note Lee Corso was his roommate)

Chuck Connors (The Rifleman) played for the Dodgers.

and maybe the dude from the show "Hunter"



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trex1230
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re: Actors who were athletes first.


Mark Harmon, Carl Weathers, yes Fred Dryer from Hunter






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PurpleandGold Motown
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re: Actors who were athletes first.


John Wayne

Played for USC until injuring himself body surfing.



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The Rock.





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re: Actors who were athletes first.


Charlie Sheen, of course.





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Pretty sure Ogre was a badass lineman in college. He was also an Alpha Beta





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PurpleandGold Motown
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Do people like Chuck Norris or Bruce Lee count? They were athletes first...

Or are you looking for more "traditional" American Sports.






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Terry Crews







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Bob Uecker (MLB)

Bubba Smith (Football)

Vinnie Jones (Soccer)

Jason Statham (did not know, but he was an Olympic/World Games level diver.)

And the best I've found so far...

Ed O'neil...yes Al Bundy was signed to play outside linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1969. Wow.



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I'm pretty sure Craig Sheffer (Joe Kane on the Program) played college baseball and football until he busted his knee.





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etm512
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Tom Selleck went to USC on a basketball scholarship





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quote:

Ed O'neil...yes Al Bundy was signed to play outside linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1969. Wow.
Winner.






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Kirk Douglas was a wrestler.





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Dean Cain was a QB at Princeton, as was Dan Cortese at UNC.





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yes Fred Dryer from Hunter





Please tell me you've seen Frisky Dingo??

"Fred Dryer. From Hunter. The only guy ever to record two safeties in one game!!"






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dwayne the rock johnson DA U





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trex1230
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I have not seen Risky Dingo.

Alex Karras from Webster.

Old School Johnny Weismuller and Buster Crabbe.






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quote:

O'Neill attended Ursuline High School and won a football scholarship to Ohio University, where he majored in history. However, O'Neill left Ohio after his sophomore year: he spent more time playing sports and partying than studying and also feuded with his coach. He transferred to Youngstown State University where he was a defensive lineman.[4] O'Neill was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1969 but was cut in training camp






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Chuck Connors

would kick chuck norris' ass.






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WR at Arizona St. and various NFL practice squads







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