This offseason we will count down various topics from Monday through Friday, bringing you the top five of the important and definitely some not so important issues in college football. It's the Doc Five, every week until we will thankfully have actual games to discuss.
BEFORE THEY WERE FAMOUS: ACTORS WHO PLAYED COLLEGE FOOTBALL
No. 3 – Burt “Buddy” Reynolds
Not many athletes who play in just four career games make it to their university’s hall of fame, but Burt Reynolds was the exception.
Reynolds was a promising young halfback at Florida State in 1954, but suffered a knee injury during his freshman season and missed the 1955 season after surgery. He returned to Florida State in 1957, but a car accident reaggrevated his knee injury and his college football career was over before it ever started.
Reynolds managed 19 carries for 146 yards and two touchdowns, six catches for 76 yards and a handful of kick and punt returns.
Still, that was enough for Florida State to induct him into its Hall of Fame in 1977.
Or perhaps it’s because he’s one of the nation’s most successful actors.Read More »from Doc Five: College football players turned famous actors – No. 3, Burt Reynolds, Florida State