Re: Athletes who tried to become enterainers
Bubba Smith was in several movies.
Merlin Olsen has already been mentioned. Both Olsen and his then Rams teammate Roman Gabriel appeared in John Wayne's "The Undefeated."
Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale abandoned baseball in the spring of 1966 for acting, until the Dodgers came up with a bit more money.
"Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."