Matt Leinart, JaMarcus Russell, Brian Bosworth and Heath Shuler all excelled during their college football careers. Unfortunately for them that success never translated to the NFL-level and each is considered an enormous draft bust.
However, with their football playing days behind them, the four are apparently ready to make light of their situations, starring in a commercial for Dish in which they “go back to college.”
This is a pretty fantastic commercial. Among the highlights: Seeing Leinart in a USC apron reliving the glory days.
Dish released a similar ad at the beginning of August that just featured Leinart, Bosworth and Shuler.
It will be interesting to see (assuming Dish releases a new commercial in this series), who the next addition will be after the inclusion of Russell in commercial No. 2.
It’s probably not easy for Dish to convince ex-jocks to go on TV and make fun of how poor they performed at the NFL level, though we’re glad the company was able to do so with Leinart, Russell, Bosworth and Shuler.
Which college star and NFL bust would you like to see featured in one of these ads? Tell us in the comments section!