10 Incredible Multipurpose Football Players

Everyone knows what football players are great at: tweeting and keeping us entertained on the field. But what else can they do? Here are some of the NFL’s most amazing multi-talented athletes, inspired by Robert Griffin III in Funny or Die and Lenovo’s “Multi-Dimensional Player”.

1. Rosey Grier: Football Player/Needlepoint Expert/Singer

Teams: New York Giants and Los Angeles Rams.

It takes a strong man to survive on the gridiron. But it takes a considerably stronger man to have the patience to pursue needlepoint. After a successful career in Football in the 1950s and 60s, Rosie Grier went on to not only have a minor hit in 1968 with a song written by Bobby Womack, but he also put out a craft book entitled “Rosey Grier’s Needlepoint for Men.”

2. Terry Crews: NFL Football/Actor/Deodorant Spokesperson/Professional Yeller

Teams: Washington Redskins, Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles.

If Terry Crews looks familiar, it might be because you’ve seen him scream incoherently at audiences around the globe, both on the small screen in Old Spice’s most recent viral video ad campaign, or in a number of blockbuster movies such as “The Expendables” and “Bridesmaids”. Before his prolific shouting career, he was a defensive end and linebacker for a number of NFL teams.

3. Rosevelt Colvin: Football Player/UPS Franchise Owner/Cupcake Shop Owner

Teams: Chicago Bears, New England Patriots
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Linebacker Rosevelt Colvin has helped the Patriots win its first Super Bowl in 2002, but was sideline the following year because of a hip injury. Soon thereafter, he became a franchisee of a UPS Store and, three years ago, helped his wife open a cupcake shop in Indianapolis called Sweeties Gourmet Treats.

4. Mike Reid: Football Player/Hit Country Songwriter

Team: Cincinnati Bengals.

After playing as an Allstar lineman for the Bengals in the 1970s, Mike Reid shifted his focus to music. In the past few decades, he has penned more than a dozen number one hits for artists like Bonnie Raitt and Alabama, and himself.

5. John Elway: Football Player/Restaurateur/Car Dealership Owner

Team: Denver Broncos.

Quarterback hall of famer John Elway has seen great success as a entrepreneur after helping the Denver Broncos win several Super Bowls in the late 1990s. He owns two Toyota Dealerships (one in California and one in Colorado) and a success restaurant named Elway’s Downtown, in Denver.

6. Brett Favre: Football Player/TV and Movie Star

Teams: Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings.

Brett Favre has been one of the most recognizable names in football of the last decade because of his many memorable plays and his numerous TV and movie appearances, most memorably in the Farrelly Brothers film “There’s Something About Mary”. He now works as a High School Football coach.

7. Terry Bradshaw: Football Player/Country Singer/Actor/Sports Commentator

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers.

Terry Bradshaw is a true renaissance man. Not only is a legendary football player, but he’s also seen success as a Country singer in the late 1970s, and as NASCAR team owner, actor, and star sports commentator in the 2000s and 2010s.

8. Michael Husted: Football Player/Kicking Coach/Training Camp Owner

Teams: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Oakland Raiders, Washington Redskins, Kansas City Chiefs.

After a decade-long career in Football, Michael Husted turned to helping aspiring Football players as a kicking coach and owner of several kicking camps named after him.

9. Brandon LLoyd: Football Player/Rapper

Teams: San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, St. Louis Rams, New England Patriots.

At the age of 31, Brandon LLoyd has already had the chance to play for six different NFL teams, but if that doesn’t work out he has a backup plan: a budding amateur rapping career.

10. Tim Green: Football Player/Lawyer/Radio Personality/TV Host/Coach/Author

Team: Atlanta Falcons.

Tim Green is another former NFL player who has demonstrated that his talents in many other areas. Since leaving the Atlanta Falcons in the mid-90s, Tim Green has authored 23 books, appeared frequently as a radio commentator on NPR, coached High School Football, hosted and co-hosted TV shows on both ABC and FOX, and worked as a lawyer for a New York State-based firm.

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