Nnamdi Asomugha continues impressive post-football career, makes Broadway debut

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Greg Trott/Associated Press

Nnamdi Asomugha's second act might be even better than his first – and the first one resulted in him earning three Pro Bowl nods.

After more than a decade in the NFL, the former Cal Golden Bear hung up his shoulder pads following the 2013 season, and ultimately transitioned into a career that many try, but few succeed at – acting.

Since the former No. 31 overall pick dedicated himself to his new craft, he has appeared in television shows, and movies, and after a successful run Off-Broadway, Asomugha recently made his Broadway debut in A Soldier's Play where he plays the role of First Class Melvin Peterson.

Now with theater experience under his belt, Asomugha's acting résumé is filled up nearly as much as his football one, and with critical acclaim headed his way, it'll be interesting to see what venture he decides to take on next. In addition to his work as an actor, Asomugha has also found success in the world of production, most noticeably with the films Harriet and The Banker.

Whatever his next venture may be, whether it be acting, producing, or something in between, if history is any indication, it's one that will be worth watching.

During his career in Silver and Black, Asomugha appeared in 122 games, totaling 11 interceptions, and two sacks.

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