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Country Stars Who Have Played Football

Country music and football go quite well together; in fact, some of its biggest names even got out on the gridiron themselves before they made it big in music!

Most of the athletes-turned-musicians in this gallery “retired” after high school, but one of them actually played semi-pro ball! And if you look closely, a country icon can be seen wearing a maskless leather helmet — talk about a blast from the past!

Flip through the gallery above to learn more about the football careers of Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith and more country stars who tossed around the pigskin.

NEXT: Top 5 Country Songs About Football

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