Five Country Stars You Didn't Know Played College Football

Before they had a career in music, some of your favorite country artists were sweating it out on the gridiron. With college football in full swing, you may not have realized that a few of country music's biggest names already had thousands of fans cheering for them before they were household names.


Here are a few guys that showed off their athletic skills on the field:


RILEY GREEN


Green was a walk-on at Jacksonville State University where he was the starting quarterback from 2007 to 2009. He played in a few games for the Gamecocks before wrapping up his football career to focus on music.



SAM HUNT


The "Body Like A Backroad" singer spent his time at the University of Alabama at Birmingham as the starting Quarterback. Hunt threw for over 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns his senior year. He had a tryout with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2008 before eventually hanging up the cleats and moving to Nashville


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CHASE RICE

Rice played linebacker at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He had his best statical year in 2008 as a senior where he played in 13 games and had a career-high 10 tackles in a win over Duke. Sadly, an injury prevented him from pursuing a professional football career.


TRACE ADKINS

Adkins was a walk-on at Louisiana Tech as an offensive lineman. Unfortunately, he had to leave the team following his freshman year because of a knee injury and never got to play in a game.

LEE BRICE

At 6-foot-3 and close to 270 pounds, Brice earned a scholarship to play as a lineman after walking on at Clemson University. Following a freak injury in which he couldn't straighten his right arm, he underwent career-ending surgery that ended his playing days.

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