5 times former Minnesota Vikings players shined in movies or TV

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Some NFL players transition well to acting and here are five Minnesota Vikings who were excellent in TV and movies.

Being successful on an NFL team like the Minnesota Vikings can be a huge challenge. It takes an incredible amount of talent, dedication, and hard work to put together a solid career and make a name for yourself.

There are also individuals who seem to be great at whatever they do. Many professional athletes have gone on to have amazing careers in other fields despite playing football at a high level with some great examples being Alan Page joining the Minnesota Supreme Court,
Esera Tuaolo launching a music career, and Randy Moss becoming an NFL analyst.

Some players have found success transitioning to television and movies. This isn’t just talk shows or sports programs where they discuss their careers, these are real acting jobs (even if they are playing themselves on the screen) that require a script and lines of dialogue.

Excluding players who never actually made the team’s 53-man roster like Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns, there have still been some successful former Minnesota Vikings actors to entertain fans on both the big screen and on television. Here are five great times a former purple and gold player shined as an actor.