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Brock Lesnar's NFL-pro wrestling connection is a unique
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Brock Lesnar's NFL-pro wrestling connection is a unique case. Lesnar won the WWE title in 2002, but soon tired of the company's travel schedule, quit WWE and went to training camp with the Minnesota Vikings in 2004. That didn't work out, but Lesnar went full-circle, returning to WWE in 2012 following an MMA run that included a stint as UFC heavyweight champ.(Credit: WWE)

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NFL players who became pro wrestlers

From WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar to WWE Superstar Roman Reigns, it's not unusual for pro wrestlers to have a past in the NFL. As the 2014 NFL season forges on, we recognize NFL players who traded their helmets for tights.