Usually, it's American actors who turn out to be fans of what the British call football. In the rare twist, it turns out that British actor Daniel Radcliffe (aka Harry Potter) has a passion for pigskin.

Unfortunately, the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry didn't have a football team, but that didn't stop the world's favorite wizard.

Radcliffe, 22, in a way lived out one of his life's fantasies, attending the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft in New York City.

Besides a successful movie career, reports the man who brought Harry Potter to life has become "borderline obsessed" with America's version of pro football.

That's pretty cool, especially when you consider Radcliffe was born and raised in West London, England. They definitely like a different kind of football in those parts.

The closest thing NFL fans have to Harry Potter would obviously be Fantasy Football, and it turns out Radcliffe is an active participant.

Instead of trying to get past Dark wizard Lord Voldermort, Harry Potter is really worried about holding back the Eagles, Cowboys and Redskins.

After all, Radcliffe is a fan of the Super Bowl champion New York Giants.

British author J.K. Rowling's book series turned into eight films. All of the Harry Potter movies ended up in the 35 highest-grossing films of all-time in inflation adjusted dollars. The book series has sold close to 450 million copies, making it histories best-selling book series.

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