Donovan Carter: Ballers
Donovan Carter stars in the HBO show Ballers. It’s about a former football superstar played by Dwayne Johnson, who now is trying to find the same success as a financial manager for current players in Miami. Sometime art imitates life and other times life imitates art. In Carter’s case, he was a standout defensive lineman with a full-ride scholarship at UCLA with aspirations of playing pro, but unfortunately that dream never materialized. Instead he decided to give acting a try and in his first big audition landed the part of NFL defensive tackle Vernon Littlefield. Risen talked with the athlete-turned-actor about his faith, family and current role.
Interviewed exclusively for Risen Magazine
Risen Magazine: In real life you played college football at UCLA and your dream was to play in the NFL. How did you transition from football into acting?
Donovan Carter: Yes, I wanted to be in the NFL, but it didn’t work out for me. I wasn’t really sure what I would do ne...
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