Chester Rogers, former NFL wide receiver, debuts in 50 Cent’s produced series ‘BMF’

Although he is currently a free agent, former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Chester Rogers already has another job that could pay good dividends: he will debut as an actor in the series ‘BMF’, produced by rapper 50 Cent and whose third season premieres tonight.

He has been acting since he was 10 years old

Speaking to TMZ, Rogers talked about how he ended up acting on the show, and how he tries to balance his life between soccer and being an actor, something he’s been doing since he was 10 years old.

“When I first got the role with BMF, I thought it was going to be one episode, one little scene,” Rogers said. “Then from there, it turned into being filming for six months. I’m in several episodes. My character kept evolving. During that whole time, I had to turn down almost 10 different contracts from NFL teams so I could finish filming,” he said.

‘BMF’ is a series that airs on Starz and was created by Randy Huggins and 50 Cent, and is inspired by the true story of two brothers who created one of Detroit’s most notorious crime families: Black Mafia Family, an organization dedicated to drug trafficking and money laundering.

The character played by Rogers is “Meech’s” best friend, played by Demetrius Flenory Jr.

Not his first acting job

Chester Rogers has worked as an actor before. In 2005 he appeared in the movie “Constellation” alongside Billy Dee Williams, Gabrielle Union, Hill Harper and Zoe Saldana.

He added to TMZ that to date he has not been able to meet 50 Cent personally, but hopes to do so soon: “I’ve heard he’s an amazing person. He’s always been one of my idols. His entrepreneurial spirit and having his hands in so many different things. I identify with him. He’s an icon to me.”

Rogers played for the Browns, Titans and Colts for six seasons in the NFL, appearing in 72 games and catching 141 balls for 1,522 yards and six touchdowns.