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Airs Tuesdays at 9:00 PM ET Throughout NFL Season, Followed by ‘A Football Life: Backstory’ at 10:00 PM ET

Profile of Former NFL MVP LaDainian Tomlinson Kicks Off 22-Episode Season

Steve Sabol, Pat Summerall, Michael Strahan, Randall Cunningham & More Profiled

The two-time Emmy-nominated documentary series produced by NFL Films, A Football Life Presented by Chase, returns for a third season Tuesday, September 3 at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network. Airing on Tuesday nights at 9:00 PM ET throughout the NFL season, the expanded 22-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.

New this season, A Football Life: Backstory airs following each episode at 10:00 PM ET on NFL Network. The 30-minute show provides a deeper look into the lives and story of each subject, features interviews with relevant individuals, and includes material that did not make the final edition of each A Football Life episode. Viewers will also have the opportunity to interact and offer their thoughts on Twitter by following @NFLNetwork and using the hashtag #AFootballLife. is the premier destination for A Football Life, featuring bonus and behind-the-scenes footage from each episode, commentary with featured NFL legends and NFL Films producers, and photo galleries highlighting key moments and events in the lives of each subject. Additionally,’s Elliot Harrison writes a corresponding profile on each subject featured throughout the season.

Viewers can also interact with and follow NFL Network’s Emmy-nominated series on their phones and tablets with the A Football Life Xtra app. The new app features producer commentary on the making of each episode, photos and artifacts from the NFL Films archives, and career stats and unique facts about the subjects, as well as trivia games and polls on NFL legends. Visit on your mobile device to download NFL Mobile. Additionally, every episode of A Football Life – as well as all NFL Network programming – is streamed live on NFL Mobile from Verizon, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Premiering September 3, the third season of A Football Life begins with a profile of former NFL MVP and current NFL Network analyst LaDainian Tomlinson. Featuring interviews with Tomlinson, his mother Loreane Tomlinson, his wife LaTorsha Tomlinson, former teammates such as Drew Brees, Philip Rivers, Antonio Gates, and more, LaDainian Tomlinson: A Football Life explores Tomlinson’s football career, from his four years at Texas Christian University to his 11-year NFL career. The one-hour documentary also includes a visit to the place that played a significant role in his family’s history.

Additional subjects profiled this season on A Football Life include:

NFL Films president Steve Sabol
Legendary broadcaster Pat Summerall
Hall of Fame defensive tackle and current NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp
Super Bowl-champion defensive end Michael Strahan
Hall of Fame wide receivers Jerry Rice & Cris Carter
Former Pro Bowl quarterback Randall Cunningham
The 1993 Houston Oilers

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

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

Below is the broadcast schedule for the September and October episodes:

September 3 – LaDainian Tomlinson
September 10 – Don Shula
September 17 – Darrelle Revis
September 24 – Derrick Thomas
October 1 – Steve Sabol
October 8 – Matt Millen
October 15 – Michael Strahan
October 22 – Pat Summerall
October 29 – Warren Sapp

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