Country music's football pedigree dates back almost 70 years, when one country legend first strapped on his maskless leather helmet to toss the pigskin around. More recently, stars like Kenny Chesney have made the sport a top priority during boyhood and beyond. One artist listed below played semi-pro ball, while the rest just suited up for high school teams. See them all below!

Garth Brooks

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Darius Rucker

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Kenny Chesney

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Willie Nelson

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Toby Keith

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Trace Adkins

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