Our 10 Favorite Football Movie Characters

  • Gerry Bertier

    Actor: Ryan Hurst

    Movie: Remember the Titans (2000)

    1 of 10
  • Willie Beamen

    Actor: Jamie Foxx

    Movie: Any Given Sunday (1999)

    2 of 10
  • Rod Tidwell

    Actor: Cuba Gooding Jr.

    Movie: Jerry Maguire (1996)

    3 of 10
  • Boobie Miles

    Actor: Derek Luke

    Movie: Friday Night Lights (2004)

    4 of 10
  • Icebox

    Actress: Shawna Waldron

    Movie: Little Giants (1994)

    5 of 10
  • Forrest Gump

    Actor: Tom Hanks

    Movie: Forrest Gump (1994)

    6 of 10
  • Michael Oher

    Actor: Quinton Aaron

    Movie: The Blind Side (2009)

    7 of 10
  • Vince Papale

    Actor: Mark Wahlberg

    Movie: Invincible (2006)

    8 of 10
  • Ernie Davis

    Actor: Rob Brown

    Movie: The Express (2008)

    9 of 10
  • Willie Weathers

    Actor: Jade Yorker

    Movie: Gridiron Gang (2006)

    10 of 10
  • Remember The Titans
  • Rod Tidwell
  • Boobie Miles
  • Icebox
  • Michael Oher
  • Vince Papale
  • Ernie Davis
  • Willie Weathers

As a life-long fan of Prime Time, you know I appreciated how Any Given Sunday brought him to the big screen in the form of Willie Beamen. That movie was brutally honest, and after seeing it as a kid, it vaulted right to the top of my favorite sports flicks.

Jamie Foxx wasn’t the film’s only outstanding character, either. There was Cameron Diaz‘s Christina Pagniacci, Dennis Quaid‘s Cap, and of course, Al Pacino as Tony D’Amato.

Forget baseball — football is now America’s game, and over the years we’ve seen some amazing movies honoring that. Here are 10 of our favorite pigskin characters from the cinemas.

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