Athletes who've dabbled in acting

Published On: Jun 10 2011 01:41:14 PM PDT   Updated On: Dec 03 2015 11:00:00 PM PST

While these athletes have excelled in their respective sports, they've also challenged themselves on the set, making appearances in movies and television shows.

acting athletes - Alex Karras
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Alex Karras (right) was a former football player best known for playing with the Detroit Lions from 1958–1962 and 1964-1970. He also acted, including the role of "Mongo" in "Blazing Saddles" and George Papadapolis in TV's "Webster."

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