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Poll: Most Colorful American Football TV Character

Which player, coach or support staff from a TV series, TV movie or TV commercial is the most colorful and fun American football television character to watch?

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    Taylor Kitsch in Friday Night Lights (2006)

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    Ed O'Neill in Married with Children (1986)

    Al Bundy

    Position: Fullback retired HS player turned shoe saleman

    Actor: Ed O'Neill in Married with Children (1986)

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    Dot-Marie Jones in Glee (2009)

    Shannon Beiste / Sheldon Beiste

    Position: Head Coach

    Actor: Dot-Marie Jones in Glee (2009)

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    Helen Hunt in Quarterback Princess (1983)

    Tami Maida

    Position: QuarterBack

    Actor: Helen Hunt in Quarterback Princess (1983)

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    Lester Speight

    Terry Tate: Office Linebacker

    Position: Defensive Linebacker

    Actor: Lester Speight in Reebok Super Bowl commercial series (9 comedic episodes)

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    Zach Gilford in Friday Night Lights (2006)

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    Joel McHale and Donald Glover in Community (2009)

    Troy Barnes

    Position: Quarterback

    Actor: Donald Glover in Community (2009)

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    Craig T. Nelson in Coach (1989)

    Hayden Fox

    Position: Head Coach

    Actor: Craig T. Nelson in Coach (1989)

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    James Caan in Brian's Song (1971)

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    Alan Ritchson in Blue Mountain State (2010)

    Thad Castle

    Position: Defensive Linebacker

    Actor: Alan Ritchson in Blue Mountain State (2010)

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    Michael B. Jordan in Friday Night Lights (2006)

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    Tom Welling in Smallville (2001)

    Clark Kent

    Position: Quarterback

    Actor: Tom Welling in Smallville (2001)

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    Kyle Chandler in Friday Night Lights (2006)

    Eric Taylor

    Position: Head Coach

    Actor: Kyle Chandler in Friday Night Lights (2006)

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    Dwayne Johnson in Ballers (2015)

    Spencer Strasmore

    Position: Outside Defensive Linebacker retired NFL player turned financial manager

    Actor: Dwayne Johnson in Ballers (2015)

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    Jason Matthew Smith in Playmakers (2003)

    Eric Olczyk

    Position: Middle Defensive Linebacker

    Actor: Jason Matthew Smith in Playmakers (2003)

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    Jesse Plemons in Friday Night Lights (2006)

    Landry Clarke

    Position: Tight End/Kicker

    Actor: Jesse Plemons in Friday Night Lights (2006)

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    Cory Monteith in Glee (2009)

    Finn Hudson

    Position: Quarterback

    Actor: Cory Monteith in Glee (2009)

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    Jerry Van Dyke in Coach (1989)

    Luther Horatio Van Dam

    Position: Defensive Coordinator

    Actor: Jerry Van Dyke in Coach (1989)

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    Billy Dee Williams in Brian's Song (1971)

    Gale Sayers

    Position: Halfback and Return Specialist

    Actor: Billy Dee Williams in Brian's Song (1971)

    Actor: Mekhi Phifer in Brian's Song (2001)

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    Darin Brooks in Blue Mountain State (2010)

    Alex Moran

    Position: Quarterback

    Actor: Darin Brooks in Blue Mountain State (2010)

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    Matt Lauria in Friday Night Lights (2006)

    Luke Cafferty

    Position: Multiple Positions

    Actor: Matt Lauria in Friday Night Lights (2006)

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    Paul Wesley in The Vampire Diaries (2009)

    Stefan Salvatores

    Position: Wide Receiver

    Actor: Paul Wesley in The Vampire Diaries (2009)

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    Eric Stonestreet in Modern Family (2009)

    Cameron Tucker

    Position: Freshman Team Head Coach

    Actor: Eric Stonestreet in Modern Family (2009)

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    John David Washington in Ballers (2015)

    Ricky Jerret

    Position: Wide Receiver

    Actor: John David Washington in Ballers (2015)

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    Russell Hornsby in Playmakers (2003)

    Leon Taylor

    Position: Running Back

    Actor: Russell Hornsby in Playmakers (2003)

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    Gaius Charles in Friday Night Lights (2006)

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    Mark Salling in Glee (2009)

    Noah 'Puck' Puckerman

    Position: Running Back / Defensive Back

    Actor: Mark Salling in Glee (2009)

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    Craig T. Nelson and Bill Fagerbakke in Coach (1989)

    Michael 'Dauber' Dybinski

    Position: Special Teams Coach

    Actor: Bill Fagerbakke in Coach (1989)

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    Rico Rodriguez in Modern Family (2009)

    Manny Delgado

    Position: Place Kicker

    Actor: Rico Rodriguez in Modern Family (2009)

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    Mehcad Brooks in Necessary Roughness (2011)

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    Christopher Meloni in 1st & Ten: The Championship (1984)

    Vito Del Greco aka Johnny Gunn

    Position: Quarterback

    Actor: Christopher Meloni in 1st & Ten: The Championship (1984)

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    K.J. Apa in Riverdale (2016)

    Archie Andrews

    Position: Quarterback

    Actor: K.J. Apa in Riverdale (2016)

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    Michael Jeter in Evening Shade (1990)

    Herman Stiles

    Position: Assistant Coach

    Actor: Michael Jeter in Evening Shade (1990)


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