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FSU football team to honor Burt Reynolds

Posted: 2:25 PM, Sep 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-07 18:25:10Z

Florida State University will pay tribute to Burt Reynolds during its football game this weekend.

The school's football program tweeted that it will honor 'The Bandit' this Saturday with helmet decals.

Reynolds was an all-Southern Conference running back at Florida State University in the 1950s. He appeared headed to the NFL until a knee injury and an automobile accident ended his chances. 

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He dropped out of college and drifted to New York, where he worked as a dockhand, dance-hall bouncer, bodyguard, and dishwasher before returning to Florida in 1957 and enrolling in acting classes at Palm Beach Junior College.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.