5 award-worthy sports star TV cameos

These are the pros who lit up the small screen this year.

The Emmys, taking place this weekend, celebrates the best in television. And while shows like Game of Thrones, Veep and Better Call Saul are sure to take home some trophies, there’s one category we wouldn’t mind seeing the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences add to its awards roster: Best Guest Spot by an Athlete. From top football players to Olympic champs, these are the pros who weren’t afraid to trade in the field for the soundstage: