Meet The NFL’s Biggest Celebrity Fans
To celebrate the start of the 2022 NFL season, MaximBet rounded up some of the biggest A-List football fans.
Millions of fans—including A-list celebrities—eagerly welcomed the regular NFL season’s return in Week 1.
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Tons of big-name celebrities are also rooting for their favorite teams—read on to learn which franchises actors, Olympic athletes, and a former U.S. President cheer on.
Samuel L. Jackson – Atlanta Falcons
Forget about those airborne snakes—mega superstar Samuel L. Jackson is more concerned with falcons, specifically those who hail from Atlanta. Why? Maybe it was his time studying at Atlanta’s Morehouse College that made him a Falcons fans. More likely it was all the time the MCU actor spent working in the concession stand at the Falcons’ games. He’s even appeared in a motivational video for the team.
Lindsey Vonn – Denver Broncos
Olympic gold medal skier Lindsey Vonn is arguably one of the most accomplished athletes in her field, but her passion for sport doesn’t end on the slopes. The 82-time World Cup gold medal winner is one of the many famous investors behind one of the NWSL’s newest teams, Angel City FC, alongside big names including Natalie Portman (founder), Christina Aguilera and retired US Women’s National Soccer star, Abby Wambach.
But when it comes to the other football, Vonn can be found cheering on her team, the Denver Broncos, often spotted at games when her own schedule allows it. Although she was born in Minnesota, Lindsey moved to Colorado to train and carve up the state’s snowy mountains when she was 12 and she’s been a Broncos fan ever since.
Rob Lowe – Indianapolis Colts
If you’re a fan of the TV series Parks & Recreation, then you know that Chris Pratt’s character Andy was a HUGE Colts fan. He even got married in Reggie Wayne’s jersey. But offscreen Pratt is actually a diehard Seahawks fan and it’s his co-star Rob Lowe who’d be more likely to stand at the altar in the Colts’ signature blue and while.
In fact, in 2012 Lowe “accidentally” broke the news of Indianapolis star quarterback Peyton Manning’s retirement on Twitter. But don’t worry, Manning got his moment a few years later during a roast of Rob Lowe.
Simone Biles – Houston Texans
Another Olympic star to make the list is seven-time gold medal gymnast Simone Biles, who is a major Houston Texans fan. Born in 1997 just two years before the team was founded, you could say she’s been a fan for almost her whole life—and certainly for the life of the team. In 2016, she was chosen to announce two of the team’s draft picks, and in 2017 she was named an honorary member of the Texans cheerleading squad.
Earlier this year she took her love of the Texans even further when she announced her engagement to the Houston defensive player, Jonathan Owen. Talk about supporting a team!
Paul Rudd – Kansas City Chiefs
Lovable everyman and actor Paul Rudd was born in New Jersey but moved to Kansas City when he was 10. So, the Ant-Man star grew up a Chiefs fan, and even provided narration for an entire season of the HBO’s NFL training camp-centric docuseries Hard Knocks when the Chiefs were the subject. The team also recognized Rudd’s well-known fandom in 2020 when they won the Super Bowl and invited him onto the field to hold the Lombardi Trophy.
Condoleezza Rice – Cleveland Browns
It’s not just actors or superstar athletes who are hardcore NFL supporters. You’ll also find world leaders and lawmakers amongst the football fan crowd. Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is probably one of the most famous Cleveland Browns fans in the country. She grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and her dad was a football coach. He schooled her on the game, and she’s said she became a Browns fan at the age of 4, as Alabama didn’t have a team at the time. There was even a rumor that the Browns were interested in Rice as a head coach.
Barack Obama – Chicago Bears
Former U.S. President Barack Obama became a diehard supporter of the Chicago Bears when he became Senator of Illinois. He was known for bringing up his favorite team, even when he was hosting other NFL teams at the White House. In 2016, when he hosted Super Bowl-winning Denver Broncos, he famously remarked, “Now, I’m a Bears fan… 1985 was pretty good!” And in a 2011 ceremony, he finally officially honored that 1985 Bears champion team he had raved about by welcoming them to the White House.
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