5) Carl Weathers (Apollo Creed) played for the Oakland Raiders
Before he became Sylvester Stallone’s co-star in Rocky, Carl Weathers played linebacker for the Oakland Raiders in the 1970’s. Although his NFL career only lasted two seasons, Weathers had the pleasure of playing for legendary coach John Madden. His acting career worked out far better than his football career. Weathers was featured in three Rocky films, and famously co-starred in the Adam Sandler comedy Happy Gilmore, as Chubbs, a golf legend teaching Happy how to play golf.