Matthew McConaughey's Father was Drafted by an NFL Team
Between winning the Best Actor Oscar and starring in a hit TV show that just had its finale last weekend, Matthew McConaughey is arguably the hottest person in entertainment right now. And while the frequently shirtless movie star has a long history of starring in sports-related films (e.g. We Are Marshall, Angels in the Outfield) and participating in sports (he is an avid runner) did you know that he has NFL ties in his family?
McConaughey's dad was a 27th-round pick in the 1953 NFL draft. http://t.co/zpBTUabhUa
— Bryan Armen Graham (@BryanAGraham) March 10, 2014
Yup, the senior McConaughey, who got a shout-out from his son during his Oscar acceptance speech, was taken by the Green Bay Packers.
Jim McConaughey died from a heart attack in 1992.