NFL Hollywood Boot Camp Looks Like Way Too Much Fun

The average NFL career lasts less than four years. This program aims to give those players a cinematic option after retirement.

1. The NFL just wrapped its second-annual Pro Hollywood Boot Camp, which introduces players to acting and filmmaking.

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2. Here Dolphins defensive end Jared Odrick sneaks a peek at the script for Et Tu, Brute, one of two original short films that players made.

At right, former fullback Terrelle Smith and former linebacker Corey Mays.

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3. The other film centers on a post-apocalyptic fight for survival. Patriots punter Zoltan Mesko sure enjoyed this scene with Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy.

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4. Getting sucked into a jet engine? Not as much as fun.

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5. Besides all the stunt work and screen time, there is also some academic study.

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6. Next season, if it seems like McCoy is hunting down QBs as if his life depended on it, there is a reason for that.

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7. Post-apocalyptic bounty hunter? Nope, just ex-linebacker Ben Leber.

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8. Wide receiver Ramses Barden was especially inspired during one break in filming.

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9. No idea what is happening here, but it better make the final cut.

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10. Same goes for this display.

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11. Cleveland Browns center Alex Mack probably never wants to go back to the NFL!

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12. Darrius Heyward-Bey, director? Well, maybe if that whole receiving thing flames out.

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13. In all, 22 players participated this time around.

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14. Next year, we might suggest adding ALL THE REST OF THEM.

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