Superstars who played football: photos. Ron Simmons had a stellar career at Florida State University, earning himself a place in the College Football Hall of Fame. The defensive tackle was drafted in 1981 by the Cleveland Browns and also played for several USFL teams. The WWE Hall of Famer joined forces with another gridiron competitor, Bradshaw,Ernie Ladd. Ladd wrestled in his offseasons, and became a fulltime wrestler after his football career ended. The 6foot9 giant was a huge star in Vincent J. McMahons World Wide Wrestling Federation and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1995. wwe wrestlers who were football players
With football season officially kicked off, we want to look at some well known pro wrestlers who also played a little college and professional football before or even after they entered the ring
Apr 26, 2018 WWE superstars past and present were no slouches on the gridiron. Mr. Wonderful Paul Orndorff, 1973 Round 12, Pick 289 New Orleans Saints: Orndorff was a standout football player in both high school and college in the state of Florida, but injuries dampened any Jan 25, 2018 While Vince McMahon announced during his press conference this week that there won't be any crossover between his rebooted football league and the WWE, he'll still be running both companies fulltime. And since a good crop of his current WWE talent were former football players, at least at the collegiate level, he might just be crazy enough to break his own rule and let a few of his wrestlerswwe wrestlers who were football players John Cena was a gifted football player at Springfield College. The WWE has seen stars from many different walks of life join the company and make it big in the wrestling world.