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Burt Reynolds and Lee Corso

Once upon a time, Florida State University in Tallahassee was the site of perhaps one of the most dripping-with-machismo dorm rooms in all the land: a room shared by celebrated collegiate football studs Lee Corso and Burt Reynolds. While Corso went on to follow a somewhat predicable career trajectory for a former collegiate football star — coaching and, eventually, broadcasting and analyzing for ESPN (in the photo at right he dons the Seminoles headdress as he predicts an FSU win) — Reynolds, a promising halfback who suffered a career-ending injury while with the Seminoles, went on to pose naked in a Cosmopolitan centerfold, and star in “Smokey in the Bandit.” Reynolds, however, didn’t abandon football completely as he returned to his gridiron roots in 1974’s “The Longest Yard” and in the 1977 comedy “Semi-Tough.”