Standing a few feet away from him, his wife, Rebecca, is holding their one-year-old daughter, Wynfrey, and smiling. "Watching you right now took me back 10 years to when you were in training camp,” she says. "Remember those days?”How could Crews forget? How could he not remember getting cut from five NFL teams during his seven-year career?

How could he not recall uprooting his family each time and moving to a different city nearly every summer? The fact that Crews hasn't forgotten is what drives him today. He has taken the perseverance that drove him as a professional football player and used it to become a successful actor.