Burt Reynolds

No, Burt Reynolds didn't try out for the Colts

No, Burt Reynolds didn't try out for the Colts

In his 2016 memoir, “But Enough About Me,” Burt Reynolds vividly recounts the injuries that forced him to stop playing football in college.

“It would take a long time to get through my thick skull that there could be more to life than playing football and chasing sorority girls,” wrote Reynolds, who had received a football scholarship to Florida State University.

Reynolds, of course, went on to become a famous actor and hirsute Hollywood sex symbol. But there’s one rumor that he never seemed to shake: that he nearly played for the Baltimore Colts.

In an obituary for Reynolds, who died this week, the BBC reports that he “was being...

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