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.

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Ed Marinaro finished second in Heisman voting in 1971 and played six seasons in the NFL, including in two Super Bowls with the Minnesota Vikings. After retiring, he turned to acting, including his most memorable role as officer Joe Coffey in "Hill Street Blues."


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