Dick Butkus made a silver screen appearance in 1974's The Longest Yard
[US] The Longest Yard (2005) - Disgraced pro football quarterback Paul Crewe lands in jail where manipulative Warden Hazen recruits him to advise the institution's team. This turns into a lead role quarterbacking a crew of inmates in a game against a team of prison guards.
Directed by Robert Aldrich. With Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter, Michael Conrad. A sadistic warden asks a former pro quarterback, now serving time in his prison, to put together a team of inmates to take on (and get pummeled by) the guards.