Athletes who've dabbled in acting

Published On: Jun 10 2011 01:41:14 PM PDT   Updated On: Mar 17 2014 11:00:00 PM PDT

College basketball greats Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan are just some of the athletes who've also challenged themselves on the set, making appearances in movies and television shows. Take a breather from tourney action and check out some more.

acting athletes - Carl Weathers
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Best known for his role as Apollo Creed in "Rocky," Carl Weathers also played professional football for the Oakland Raiders and the Canadian Football League's British Columbia Lions.

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