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Brandon Lloyd gives up football for acting


Like so many other NFL players (especially receivers), Brandon Lloyd apparently wants to be an actor.  Unlike so many other NFL players (especially receivers), Lloyd apparently is going to be one.

According to Nick Underhill of, the 10-year veteran makes his acting debut with Daniel Baldwin in a straight-to-DVD movie about zombies.

After Effect will be released on October 8.  In it, Brandon Lloyd plays Sgt. Chuck Lloyd.

To find out whether the former Patriot named Lloyd playing a character named Lloyd ends up having the same fate as another guy named Lloyd who had an unfortunate encounter (allegedly) with a former Patriot named Hernandez, you’ll need to buy or rent or do whatever it is that people now do to watch movies.

That likely will be the only way to see Brandon Lloyd this year.  He repeatedly has spurned offers to play, including an inquiry from the Patriots.

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35 Responses to “Brandon Lloyd gives up football for acting”
  1. wearethesteelers says: Sep 17, 2013 7:05 AM


  2. raiderufan says: Sep 17, 2013 7:08 AM

    I’m no marketing genius but I’d think that if teams were willing to sign you after camp and you still got to start your movie career that you could probably sign for a cool mill or so and get some free promotion…and, you know, another million dollars.

  3. securb2013 says: Sep 17, 2013 7:13 AM

    I wonder if the Patriots will be asked to do the camera work on the film.

  4. rdav29 says: Sep 17, 2013 7:26 AM

    What about Lloyd Christmas?

  5. discountdoublecheck says: Sep 17, 2013 7:31 AM


  6. kingpel says: Sep 17, 2013 7:38 AM

    I thought football gave up Brandon Lloyd?

  7. ampats says: Sep 17, 2013 7:42 AM

    Great hands but no YAC

  8. somethinsbruin says: Sep 17, 2013 7:42 AM

    Surprising career choice. I always thought diving was his passion.

  9. bunkslurpscrabmustard says: Sep 17, 2013 7:44 AM

    Always thought this guy was going to be a stud when he was in SF, but then he went to the Redskins and his career died like most who take the fateful trip to Landover, MD.

  10. ccjcsr says: Sep 17, 2013 7:50 AM

    Why go across the middle and get tore up by a LB or DB, just go into acting.

  11. sirsupersouthern says: Sep 17, 2013 7:52 AM

    “After Effect will be released on October 8.”

    Day one, baby.

    Brandon Lloyd teamed up with Fatty Baldwin in a zombie flick? My prayers have been answered…

  12. jayhawk6 says: Sep 17, 2013 8:07 AM

    Good luck, Brandon.

    We hope your acting career turns out better than that of Jim Brown, or (shudder) O.J. Simpson.

  13. marima07 says: Sep 17, 2013 8:09 AM

    File this under, “You can’t make this stuff up”

  14. scoops1 says: Sep 17, 2013 8:13 AM

    wonder how Darnell Autry’s acting career is going these days….

  15. blackandbluedivision says: Sep 17, 2013 8:24 AM

    Kinda old. He had pictures of himself on set on his Facebook page, back in 2010.

  16. fin72 says: Sep 17, 2013 8:24 AM

    What a lame preview… And you’re giving up on your career to act in a movie with DANIEL Baldwin? Alec… definitely, Billy… maybe, but DANIEL??? The only thing worse would be Stephen.

  17. fordmandalay says: Sep 17, 2013 8:26 AM

    Wow… I foresee ‘Sharknado 3’ as his career peak. Let me point out to Brandon; Daniel Baldwin, after decades of acting training, dedication, and working in the field, AND being a Baldwin, is the LEAD ACTOR in this no-budget zombie movie. What do you think is YOUR acting future?

  18. jnovi86 says: Sep 17, 2013 8:38 AM

    Sounds like a hit!

  19. nesportsfan0428 says: Sep 17, 2013 8:38 AM

    “According to Nick Underhill of, the 10-year veteran makes his acting debut with Daniel Baldwin in a straight-to-DVD movie about zombies.”

    Thats the wrong Baldwin brother to be in a movie with. The order goes Alec, Billy, Stephen, then Daniel.

  20. iamapatsfan says: Sep 17, 2013 8:42 AM

    That paragraph about all the Lloyds was quite morbid. Very funny though, well done.

  21. waldoampere says: Sep 17, 2013 8:48 AM

    Wow, straight to DVD. Must really be a classic.

  22. jakec4 says: Sep 17, 2013 8:48 AM

    I smell a best supporting actor Oscar.

  23. fryeways says: Sep 17, 2013 9:14 AM

    Try not to fall down at the end of every line you deliver.

  24. lightcleric says: Sep 17, 2013 9:47 AM

    I don’t think Brandon has seen what happens in a horror movie before…they’re not exactly colorblind.

    “When the brother goes off to the woods, he doesn’t even sorta come back!” – Gus, Psych.

  25. Island Boogie says: Sep 17, 2013 9:49 AM

    The tactic of immediately crumpling into fetal position at first sight of the undead bodes poorly for Sgt. Lloyd.

  26. whitdog23 says: Sep 17, 2013 10:01 AM

    somebody followed Brandon Lloyd on Facebook in 2010?? LOL that’s so lame. can’t believe they were proud to admit it

  27. mogogo1 says: Sep 17, 2013 10:13 AM

    Always funny when newbie actors get characters that have their own names.

  28. shuttaman1990 says: Sep 17, 2013 10:16 AM


    Patriots players or ex players are just funny as hell.
    From them to their fans thinking they really won those 3 rings legitimately to thinking they can just ditch football for acting.


  29. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Sep 17, 2013 10:21 AM

    I heard they had to rename the character Lloyd because Brandon kept missing his cues.

  30. schmitty2 says: Sep 17, 2013 10:25 AM

    Acting suits him well. Just look at all those catches he acted were so hard to catch so he would leap or dive to get them when they were coming straight at him to begin with.

  31. freerayray52 says: Sep 17, 2013 10:37 AM

    Is nick underhill even a real name. Sounds like something out of fletch.

  32. ecupatsfan12 says: Sep 17, 2013 11:39 AM

    He may as well had been pretending to be a football player all of last year.

  33. fearthehoody says: Sep 17, 2013 1:04 PM

    If he gets thrown a ball he wont live long in the movie. His natural reaction is to fall right down

  34. j0esixpack says: Sep 17, 2013 2:51 PM

    Brandon reportedly plays a cop who solves crimes in his spare time.

  35. papacrick says: Sep 17, 2013 3:58 PM

    I thought he did a good job of acting like a football player in that long running series. He will do fantastic pairing up with the black sheep of the Baldwin family

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