A Football Life is a documentary series developed by NFL Films and aired on NFL Network that documents the lives of select National Football League players, coaches, owners, and teams. Friends, teammates, family members and other players and coaches associated with the subjects are interviewed.
The unlikely rise of former Pittsburgh Steeler James Harrison from undrafted rookie to NFL Defensive Player of the Year and football's most feared linebacker.
First, he transformed from a gangly, rail-thin, 6-foot-5 Florida high school sprint champion to a star receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals. After football, he evolved from an HBO feature reporter/funnyman to the most respected and decorated analyst in sports broadcasting.
He was the heart of the 49ers dynasty. An intimidating enforcer who became the prototype for defensive backs earning four Super Bowl rings and a gold jacket.
He played for a high school known for producing NFL players. At USC he became an All American. And he helped turn the New England Patriots into a dynasty. Willie McGinest is no stranger to success, but his journey to the top of the football world had anything but a smooth start.
He grew up in a Pittsburgh suburb, and as the Steelers head coach he won eight division titles and a Super Bowl championship. He'll always be known for his Western Pennsylvania roots and blue-collar toughness, but Bill Cowher now has a new home, and a softer side.
A Football Life turns its focus to the relentless Hall of Famer Warren Sapp. The former Buccaneer was one of the more intimidating figures on the field while still being admired by his teammates and opponents.
The legend of the Snake, Ken Stabler, the late and beloved quarterback of the Oakland Raiders of the 1970s.
L.T. has been in the spotlight from the moment he stepped into the NFL, and as destructive as he was on the field as one of the best defensive players of all time, he may have been more destructive to himself off the field. Through three decades of interviews, Taylor gives raw, unfiltered, honest answers about the highest and lowest points in a triumphant and tumultuous football life.
He described himself as the worst player on his youth football team, but he became the NFL's all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards by a tight end, and a first ballot Hall of Famer.
He set the standard for defensive ends. An unstoppable force who helped lead the Bills to four straight Super Bowl appearances on his way to becoming the NFL's all-time sack king.
A look at the careers of wide receivers Keenan McCardell and Jimmy Smith, who were known as "Thunder and Lightning" when they played together for Jacksonville from 1996-2001.
The extraordinary life and legacy of the Arizona Cardinal who left the NFL to defend his country after 9/11.
The golden boy with the golden arm won the Heisman Trophy at USC and was the first overall pick in the 2003 NFL draft. In the NFL, he endured two torn ACLs, two trades, and one very public disagreement with an owner. But he still managed a 15-year career, and currently ranks 12th all-time in passing yards and touchdown passes.
Five former quarterbacking legends - including three hall of famers - give their take on Tim Tebow in a unique look at the NFL's most talked about player.Watch Now:iTunes
The story of how a perfectionist with a love for sports went from small-town Wisconsin to become the face of America's Team for nearly a decade.
The story of Christian Okoye, football's Nigerian Nightmare, who left an indelible impression on the game and his opponents.
A look at the career of Darrelle Revis.
A look at the careers of Bears greats Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers, who were drafted with back-to-back first-round picks in 1965 and went on to become Hall of Famers.
The only player in NFL history with 5 Super Bowl rings, Charles Haley's road to Canton was paved with memorable stops in Dallas and San Francisco.Watch Now:Amazon
How does a man emerge a champion after a life filled with loss? Leading the Buffalo Bills to four straight Super Bowls is only part of Jim Kelly’s legend.Watch Now:Amazon
Aeneas Williams’ long journey from college walk-on to Hall of Fame defensive back to pastor in Ferguson, Missouri.
The story of the former 49ers wide receiver who thought he wouldn't make the team, but went on to make "The Catch," arguably the single greatest reception in NFL history. The play propelled San Francisco to a decade of dominance in the 1980s that saw the team win four Super Bowl titles. Stricken with ALS in his later years, Clark died on June 4, 2018.