Dean Cain's "Super" Symposium
July 11, 2012, 1:57 pm
Dean Cain is best known for his role as Clark Kent in Lois and Clark: The New adventures of Superman. But he also had a small stint in the NFL after college, and he was the one of the main men behind the TBS Superstation hit, “Ripley’s Believe it or Not.” He joined Chad Wednesday on The Morning Sports to talk about his successful career.
Unlike most actors and former NFL players, Cain has always placed a greater importance on education than he ever did on being a celebrity. This is evident from his decision to turn down scholarship offers from various Division I schools and instead attend Ivy League school Princeton. Cain’s decision was clear, football will only be around for a short time, your education is everything and it lasts forever.
After graduating from Princeton, Cain got a little taste of the NFL. He went to the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent just months after leaving the New Jersey school. However, a vicious knee injury caused him to miss the entire first season in Buffalo. And when he went back to the Bills the next season, doctors had discovered that Cain’s knee had never fully healed – ultimately forcing him to retire because he ran the risk of not being able to walk in his later years.
Cain also talked in length about his time on Lois and Clark. He insists that to this day, it is still humbling to know he got to play Superman – considering the other men who’ve been cast as the superhero.
Currently, Cain is a contestant on Fox’s summer guilty pleasure, The Choice, where contestants compete for their dream date with their favorite celebrities. Take a listen as Cain discusses the premise of “The Choice” and be sure to check out the show tomorrow as Cain battles Portland’s own Ndamukong Suh for the perfect date.