Being a great athlete is one thing while being a great actor is yet another thing. Being a professional athlete usually places people in a very unique spotlight. The roar of the crowds and the adulation is normally hard to give up once they end their careers. The only ways to keep that juice flowing for some athletes is staying in the public eye by opting to become an actor.
Those who can actually make the transition from being athletes to actors are a rarity which a selected few have performed with a lot of ease. Many athletes have tried and failed quite miserably like Brian Bosworth and Dennis Rodman. Thankfully, there have has a group of athletes who have made good transitions thus saving both themselves and billions of people all over the world from embarrassment. Take a look at the top 15!