A former Georgia Bulldog, Goldberg was drafted in 1990 and bounced around the NFL and CFL until an injury ended his career. By 1997, Goldberg was reborn in the WCW.
LT never became a full-time wrestler, but he main-evented a WrestleMania (XI), which is the wrestling equivalent of winning Super Bowl MVP. Taylor beat Bam Bam Bigelow with a bunch of NFL stars (Reggie White!) surrounding the ring.
Rawley, whose real name is Dean Muhtadi, spent time with the Packers and Cardinals and is close friends with Patriots star Rob Gronkowski.
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Hacksaw Jim Duggan
Duggan was an elite multi-sport athlete in high school and played college football at SMU. He was signed by the Atlanta Falcons, but knee injuries derailed his football career.
Pillman played college football at Miami University of Ohio and, after going undrafted, joined his hometown Cincinnati Bengals for a season. Pillman also spent a short time with the Bills, and shortly after being cut started training as a wrestler with the Hart family.
William ’The Refrigerator’ Perry
The Super Bowl champ is also a member of the WWE Hall of Fame after participating in a Battle Royal at WrestleMania II, which included a handful of other NFL stars including Ernie Holmes, Harvey Martin, Bill Fralic and Russ Francis. Perry was eliminated by Big John Studd, and Andre the Giant would go on to win the event.
A member of the Florida State Seminoles Hall of Fame, the man who would later become Farooq was drafted to the NFL in 1981 and played briefly for the Cleveland Browns.
The Big Cat was drafted by both an NFL and AFL team in 1961 (prior to the merger) and ended up with the AFL’s San Diego Chargers, where he became a four-time All-Star and won a title in 1963. Ladd wrestled in his offseasons, and became a full-time wrestler after his football career ended.The 6-foot-9 giant was a huge star in Vincent J. McMahon’s World Wide Wrestling Federation and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1995.
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Corbin was undrafted in 2009 but spent a short amount of time with the Colts before landing on the Cardinals’ practice squad. A year after his release in 2011, Corbin was signed to NXT.
Luger went to high school in Orchard Park, New York, home of the Buffalo Bills, and played college football at Penn State and Miami before heading to the Canadian Football League. He was briefly a member of the Green Bay Packers, then went to the USFL before getting into the wrestling business.
Monty ‘Marquis Cor Von’ Brown
Linebacker Monty Brown played four seasons in the NFL with the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots and played in Super Bowl XXVIII. A decade after leaving the NFL, Brown arrived in WWE as Marquis Cor Von, and wrestled on the main WWE roster and in ECW.
Sabby Piscitelli was a second-round draft pick in 2007 out of Oregon State and spent four seasons in Tampa Bay, playing all 16 games for the Bucs in 2009. He was released midway through the 2010 season and signed with the Browns, then played a final year in Kansas City in 2011. Piscitelli’s start in NXT (which was complicated by a concussion) is documented in the WWE Network series “Breaking Ground.” He made his NXT TV debut earlier this month as Tino Sabbatelli.
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The Big Dog played college football at Georgia Tech and signed with the Vikings after going undrafted in 2007. He was quickly cut, then spent a week with the Jaguars prior to the start of the season. After a season of football in Canada, Reigns (a.k.a. Leati Joseph Anoa'i) eventually got into the family business.
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The moonsaulting Leon White was picked in the third round of the 1978 draft by the Los Angeles Rams and made an appearance in Super Bowl XIV.
The WCW Hall of Famer and former WWWF star played nine seasons, from 1960 to 1968, for the Oilers, Broncos, Jets and Dolphins.
Bonus: Stacy Keibler
Keibler was a cheerleader for the Baltimore Ravens before becoming a WCW Nitro Girl.