No, you haven’t seen Alex Smith in movies. And no, you haven’t seen Ryan Gosling leading the Kansas City Chiefs down the field for a touchdown.
If you think you have, you’ve been victimized by the world of athlete-celebrity doppelgangers.
Several players who will take the field this weekend in the NFL playoffs look just like well-known (non-sports) celebrities. If you find yourself confused, don’t adjust your TV set. It’s just the crazy world we live in.
Of course, football isn’t the only sport that features players who look like celebrities. So to keep you up to speed on the athletes who bear a striking resemblance to other high-profile figures, NESN.com took a swing at figuring out nine athletes and celebrities who look like they’ve been separated at birth.