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‘Friday Night Lights’ Actor to Reprise Role on ‘Glee’ … Sort Of

Aug 10, 2011  •  Post A Comment

An actor who played a linebacker on “Friday Night Lights” will reprise that role, sort of, on “Glee,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

LaMarcus Tinker will be a linebacker again when he appears on the Fox musical. Tinker will join the series for the season premiere and will have a recurring role as Marcus, the boyfriend of Mercedes, played by Amber Riley. He will be a player on the McKinley High football team.

Mercedes’ love life had a vacancy with the departure of Chord Overstreet from the show.

Tinker played Dallas Tinker, a linebacker on the East Dillon Panthers, in the DirecTV/NBC series “Friday Night Lights.”

He has also appeared on the ABC series “Cougar Town.”

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