The defensive end wanted to be an action star so, so bad. Long, another Oakland Raider who climbed to Super Bowl glory (in XVIII), certainly had the jawline for it. The NFL Hall of Famer had a role in John Woo's Broken Arrow, where he acted alongside John Travolta and Christian Slater, before nabbing his first lead in 2013's Firestorm. It’s a straight goof of a movie that's one of those "so bad it's almost good" deals. Nowadays, Howie seems to have gotten over his action star bug and is comfortably found on Fox's Sunday NFL broadcast.
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Luke McCormick is a freelance writer living in Brooklyn who is a big football fan, but sadly a Chicago Bears one. Find him on Twitter @LUKEmccorm