Athletes: Sporting life to reel life
Professional athletes have been courted by Hollywood. Some athletes successfully make the transition to film and TV, others leave movie sound stages in defeat. Here's a look at some pro athletes brave enough to test Hollywood waters.
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The defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions earned All-Pro honors four times. Karras dabbled in pro wrestling during a one-year exile from the NFL. Karras was known to millions for his role as "Mongo," the monosyllabic brute in the 1974 Mel Brooks comedy "Blazing Saddles." He later starred in the ABC sitcom "Webster."