Monday, November 23, 2020
NEWSWEEK -- After college, Weathers signed with the NFL’s Oakland Raiders in 1970, where he played as a linebacker for seven games his first year. After playing in only one game for the Raiders in 1971, Weathers was released, and he moved on to the Canadian Football League, where he played for the B.C. Lions from 1971 to 1973. But it was during the off-seasons that he pursued his new passion — acting. In 1974, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Drama from San Francisco State University and quickly found work in his new chosen profession.