Emmy-Nominated Series 'A Football Life' Returns Wednesday, September 12 at 8PM

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August 28th, 2012

via press release:

EMMY-NOMINATED SERIES A FOOTBALL LIFE RETURNS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 AT 8:00 PM ET ON NFL NETWORK

 

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The Emmy-nominated documentary series A Football Life produced by NFL Films returns for a second season Wednesday, September 12 at 8:00 PM ET on NFL Network. Airing on Wednesday nights throughout the fall, the 13-episode season examines the iconic individuals and subjects that have had an undeniable and profound impact on the history of the National Football League, offering an inside look into their untold stories.

 

Beginning on September 12 with a unique profile on the immensely popular backup quarterback for the New York Jets, Tim Tebow, A Football Life focuses on the life and career of provocative subjects intertwined in the fabric of NFL history. On September 19, Ray Lewis: A Football Life chronicles the Baltimore Ravens linebacker’s life on and off the football field, providing an unprecedented look into the life of an NFL player. Following in the footsteps of last year’s critically-acclaimed Bill Belichick: A Football Life, Lewis became the first player in NFL history to wear a wireless microphone in every game for an entire season.

 

Additional subjects profiled this season include:

 

  • Super Bowl-winning head coaches Tom Coughlin & Jimmy Johnson
  • Late Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair
  • Hall of Fame running backs Marcus Allen & Barry Sanders
  • Former owner of the San Francisco 49ers Eddie DeBartolo, Jr.
  • Pro Bowl linebacker Chris Spielman
  • The Los Angeles Rams’ Fearsome Foursome
  • A celebration of “The Immaculate Reception” on its 40th anniversary
  • The untold legacy of the 1995 Cleveland Browns

 

Emmy-nominated actor from CBS’ The Good Wife, Josh Charles, returns as narrator for the series.

 

Please click on the following link to view the trailer for this season of A Football Life:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-videos/0ap2000000055575/A-Football-Life-Sneak-peek

 

Below is the September and October broadcast schedule for A Football Life, airing on Wednesday nights at 8:00 PM ET:

 

  • September 12 – Tim Tebow
  • September 19 – Ray Lewis
  • September 26 – Tom Coughlin
  • October 3 – Cleveland ‘95
  • October 10 – Fearsome Foursome
  • October 17 – Steve McNair
  • October 24 – Eddie DeBartolo
  • October 31 – Chris Spielman

 

The eight-episode debut season of A Football Life – which earned an Emmy Award nomination in the category of Outstanding Edited Sports Series/Anthology – examined the following prominent and influential individuals: New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick; late Philadelphia Eagles teammates Reggie White and Jerome Brown; Chicago Bears Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton and Hall of Fame head coach Mike Ditka; former Super Bowl MVP and current NFL Network analyst Kurt Warner; NFL Films founder Ed Sabol; Dallas Cowboys Hall of Fame head coach Tom Landry; and the late Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis.

 

Every episode of A Football Life and all NFL Network programming is streamed live on NFL Mobile from Verizon, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

NFL Network airs seven days a week, 24 hours a day on a year-round basis and is the only television network fully dedicated to the NFL and the sport of football.  For more information, log on to www.nfl.com/nflnetwork.  NFL.com is the exclusive internet home of NFL Network.

 

 

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