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Burt Reynolds, Legendary Actor and Former FSU Football Player, Has Died

first_imgburt reynolds stars in the remake for 'the longest yardA beloved actor and former Florida State alum has passed away. Burt Reynolds passed away early Thursday morning after suffering cardiac arrest, according to a report from the Hollywood Reporter.The longtime actor starred in films such as Deliverance and Boogie Nights – where he received an Oscar nod for his portrayal of the director Jack Horner. However, he might be most-remembered in the sports community for his role in The Longest Yard and the remake with Adam Sandler.Reynolds was 82.Breaking: Burt Reynolds, movie star who played it for grins, dies at 82 https://t.co/bHN823BXkn pic.twitter.com/YVZNlhVXoz— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) September 6, 2018After a standout career in high school, Reynolds accepted a sports scholarship to play for the Florida State Seminoles. He opened his career with a 33-yard pass reception against the Georgia Bulldogs as a freshman in 1954.However injuries derailed his collegiate football career and he turned his attention to acting. Reynolds went on to become one of the most-successful actors of his time, earning heartthrob status.Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.last_img read more