For a few moments Wednesday, Brent Calloway was "the Heisman trophy winner from Alabama."
That was the role Calloway -- one of four players kicked off the Alabama football team in February and no longer enrolled at the university after his second arrest since Oct. 2011 -- assumed in his national acting debut on USA Network's "Necessary Roughness."
"I just submitted my photos for a part and I got the part," Calloway said Friday in a phone interview with AL.com. "That's basically how it happened."
Calloway's appearance in the show, which kicked off its third season with Wednesday's primetime episode, comes near the beginning of the drama's premiere. He's simply "the Heisman trophy winner from Alabama" who flashes a thumbs up to Connor McClane -- played by John Stamos -- after he signs a contract with McClane's agency, V3.
"Necessary Roughness" is filmed in Atlanta. Calloway, a former four-star prospect from Russellville whose recruitment became a national story after he flipped from Auburn to Alabama, said he now lives with his father in Lawrenceville, Ga.
Calloway said he's always been interested in acting and took drama classes in high school. He said he's received numerous e-mails about other auditions, but his focus remains on working and preparing to continue his football career at a junior college.
"I've always kind of been a people person," Calloway said. "I'm a man of all trades."
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