To celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we decided to cast 20 NFL personalties as popular Star Wars characters.

Casting the NFL in Star Wars

The hype surrounding “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has reached incredible heights, much more than I expected even with how popular the franchise is. That being said, there’s no doubt how excited fans are for the new film in the storied series.

I know what you’re thinking, what does Star Wars have to do with sports? Well, you can compare many of your favorite movie characters to current stars of the NFL.

Whether they be coaches or players, the NFL has no shortage of heroes and villains. Whether it be how they actually act or just how they are perceived, there is no denying that the NFL has stars that are just as memorable as the George Lucas phenomenon.

Who’s Darth Vadar? What about Luke Skywalker?

Take a look at the following slides and see for yourself.