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Zach Gilford (Matt Saracen)
One week after wrapping his role as Friday Night Lights' adorably awkward QB1, Gilford did a 180, scoring a job as a cocky plastic surgeon in ABC's Shonda Rhimes-produced medical drama Off the Map.
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Taylor Kitsch (Tim Riggins)
After Kitsch turned in his cleats, he filmed the movie The Big Bang Club, based on the true-life experiences of four combat photographers capturing the final days of apartheid South Africa. He'll also play a Civil war vet transplanted to Mars in Wall-E director Andrew Stanton's John Carter of Mars, and will reunite with Friday Night Lights creator Peter Berg for 2012's Battleship.
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Aimee Teegarden (Julie Taylor)
Teegarden left college to go back to high school in Disney's upcoming teen dramedy, Prom. She will also appear in Scream 4 and star opposite Dennis Quaid in the thriller Beneath the Darkness.
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Kyle Chandler (Eric Taylor)
He'll always be Coach to us, but Chandler just finished filming the super-secret project Super 8, a movie directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg.
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Connie Britton (Tami Taylor)
Good news, TV watchers! Britton is developing a series drama for FX with director David O. Russell (The Fighter). She'll be back on a weekly basis before you know it.
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Jesse Plemons (Landry Clarke)
After years of providing comic relief as Saracen's dorky best friend, Plemons heads for more comedy in the upcoming Paul from Superbad director Greg Mottola and writers Nick Frost and Simon Pegg. He'll play a smart-ass space-traveling alien. Plemons will also star opposite Kitsch in Berg's Battleship.
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Derek Phillips (Billy Riggins)
Billy just broke our hearts in the final two seasons of Friday Night Lights, which saw him become a family man and assistant coach for the East Dillon coaching staff. Phillips will next appear in the film Son of Morning opposite Danny Glover, Lorraine Bracco and Jamie-Lynn Sigler. The story follows a young copywriter who is mistaken as the next Messiah.
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Brad Leland (Buddy Garrity)
We'll miss Leland's turn as Dillon's biggest booster and Coach's aggressive sidekick. Last we saw, he played crooked Detective John 'Sully' Sullivan on CSI: Miami, and we're waiting and hoping for more of him on... anything.
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Minka Kelly (Lyla Gerrity)
After leaving the series after its third season, Kelly went on to have a recurring role on NBC's Parenthood (run by Friday Night Lights executive producer Jason Katims) and star in the psycho thriller The Roommate. She most recently landed the leading role in the upcoming remake of Charlie's Angels.
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Adrianne Palicki (Tyra Collete)
After leaving Dillon, Palicki made appearances on Criminal Minds and CSI: Miami. She also returned to Supernatural and went on to star in Fox's ill-fated series Lone Star. She'll next appear in the remake of the 1980s film Red Dawn.
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Gaius Charles (Brian "Smash" Williams)
After the former Panthers running back headed to Texas A&M, Charles had bit parts in The Messenger and Salt before giving up acting and joining a seminary.
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Stacey Oristano (Mindy Collette)
During her time in Dillon, Oristano did English voiceovers for Japanese cartoons. She also appeared on CSI and can next be seen in an episode of Criminal Minds.
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Scott Porter (Jason Street)
After the paralyzed former quarterback went to raise a family in New Jersey, Porter appeared in Speed Racer, Prom Night and Dear John. He also recurred on Syfy's Caprica and now stars on CBS' The Good Wife.
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Michael B. Jordan (Vince Howard)
During his stint as the Lions' quarterback, Jordan appeared on Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Lie to Me before landing a role on NBC's Parenthood.
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Jurnee Smollett (Jess Merriweather)
After her turn as Landry's former flame and Vince's girlfriend, Smollett headed to CBS to star opposite Jerry O'Connell and Jim Belushi in The Defenders.
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Matt Lauria (Luke Cafferty)
The East Dillon farmboy now stars in Fox's freshman cop drama The Chicago Code.
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Madison Burge (Becky Sproles)
The East Dillon beauty queen will next appear opposite Lucas Black, Robert Duvall and Melissa Leo in Seven Days in Utopia.