35 athletes who can help you survive a zombie apocalypse

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It makes sense to enlist the help of athletes if you wind up in a zombie apocalypse, and these are the top 35 you’d find most useful.

If The Walking Dead becomes a reality, don’t panic. Your key to survival lies in surrounding yourself with a solid zombie apocalypse survival team. And you’re probably best off enlisting the help of some professional athletes, such as…

35. Hines Ward

Hines Ward might be retired, having hung up the shoulder pads after a very successful run with the series. There, he became the team’s all-time leader in receptions, solidifying his status as one of the best wide receivers in NFL history. He actually has the additional honor of being named the MVP of the Super Bowl for Super Bowl XL.

But aside from being a highly skilled football player, Ward has some direct experience with the undead. In fact, the famous football player actually appears in a cameo on The Walking Dead as a zombie. With the zombie makeup on, most fans of the show may not have realized this, but he was definitely there.

So we’ve got someone who is not only talented on the field, but actually knows what it’s like to be a zombie. Not a bad person to call once the dead rise and start walking.