Friday Night Lights Recruits Matt Lauria, Michael B. Jordan

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Up-and-coming actor Michael B. Jordan (no relation to the basketball legend) will be joining Friday Night Lights as Vince, East Dillon’s resident troublemaker.

The alum of All My Children and The Wire is joining will play the team's junior running back, a dangerous and menacing type with a crime-riddled upbringing.

He quickly finds himself at odds with the team’s new pretty boy Luke.

Speaking of Luke, he'll be played by Lipstick Jungle alum Matt Lauria!

In a departure from his previous role as Lindsay Price’s gay assistant on the late NBC soap, Lauria joining the Season 4 cast in the series regular role.

Luke is a charming yet cocky junior who reluctantly finds himself playing for Coach Taylor’s East Dillon squad, and one of four new characters being introduced to help fill the huge void left by departing Adrianne Palicki, Minka Kelly, and Zach Gilford.

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Michael B. Jordan, left, and Matt Lauria have joined the acclaimed cast of Friday Night Lights, which begins its 13-episode fourth season run October 28 on DirecTV.

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Friday Night Lights Quotes

It's my turn babe. I have loved you and you have loved me and we have compromised, both of us...for your job. And now it's time to talk about doing that for my job.


Use protection this time, my friend.

Tim [to Luke]

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