He attended schools in the Mart, Texas area, where he played football in middle school, junior high, and high school.He attended Mart High School until he received more acting jobs and needed to shift to the online program. He’s close friends with his Friday Night Lights costars Taylor Kitsch, Zach Gilford and Kyle Chandler. Plemons is the only main cast member of Friday Night Lights to have played football in real life. In a Cold Case episode, he played a military cadet nicknamed Rihanna. Years later, he starred in Battleship with Rihanna herself. He resembles Matt Damon and Philip Seymour Hoffman. He played a younger version of Damon’s character in All the Pretty Horses and Hoffman’s son in The Master.