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A Football Life

Season 3 2013

  • 2013-09-04T01:00:00Z on NFL Network
  • 45 mins
  • 16 hours, 30 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary

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.

23 episodes

3x01 LaDainian Tomlinson

  • Season Premiere

    2013-09-04T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

A Football Life follows the career and life of LaDainian Tomlinson including his revenge against the Patriots and an emotional trip to learn about his family's roots.

3x02 Don Shula

  • 2013-09-11T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

Don Shula is the NFL's winningest coach, amassing 328 regular-season wins, 19 playoff victories which includes two Super Bowls and led the only perfect season in league history.

3x03 Darrelle Revis

  • 2013-09-18T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

A look at the career of Darrelle Revis.

3x04 Derrick Thomas

  • 2013-09-25T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

A Football Life profiles Derrick Thomas, one of the best pass rushers to ever play the game who suffered an untimely death days after a serious car accident.

3x05 Steve Sabol

  • 2013-10-02T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

A profile of former NFL Films president and co-founder Steve Sabol.

3x06 Matt Millen

  • 2013-10-09T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

A Football Life features the life and career of one of the most controversial figures in the NFL - Matt Millen. The former Detroit executive's fighting mentality proved to be his downfall and path to success and a balanced life after football.

3x07 Michael Strahan

  • 2013-10-16T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

A Football Life chronicles the career of Michael Strahan. Strahan's story encompasses his time as the heart of the New York Giants championship defense and his new chapter as a broadcasting and talk show star.

3x08 Pat Summerall

  • 2013-10-23T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

A Football Life honors the life of legendary broadcaster Pat Summerall. The in-depth look at his life is a tribute to his success and impact on the game.

3x09 Warren Sapp

  • 2013-10-30T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

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.

3x10 Randall Cunningham

  • 2013-11-06T02:00:00Z — 45 mins

A Football Life honors the life and career of one of the most influential players of his time. Now 50, Cunningham is a born-again minister who tragically lost one son and is in the midst of watching another become a football star of his own.

3x11 Cris Carter

  • 2013-11-13T02:00:00Z — 45 mins

A Football Life honors the life and career of legendary wide receiver Cris Carter with an all access look at his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the culmination of a roller coaster career.

3x12 The Forward Pass

  • 2013-11-20T02:00:00Z — 45 mins

2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the official arrival of the forward pass - the most significant rule change in the history of sports. Sparked by a health and safety crisis that threatened the future of football, the forward pass has become the defining play in America's Game.

3x13 Steve Gleason

  • 2013-11-27T02:00:00Z — 45 mins

A Football Life honors the life of the former Saints star, now battling ALS.

3x14 The Great Wall of Dallas

  • 2013-12-04T02:00:00Z — 45 mins

A Football Life honors perhaps the most dominant offensive line in NFL history, who paved the way for Emmitt Smith and a Dallas dynasty but suffered the pitfalls of fame and fortune along the way.

3x15 Houston '93

  • 2013-12-11T02:00:00Z — 45 mins

In 1993 the high-flying Houston Oilers fielded one of the most talented teams in football, expected by many to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl. What ensued was one of the wildest, most controversial seasons any team has ever had, a season that may have changed the course of pro football in one of America's largest cities.

3x16 Marty Schottenheimer

  • 2013-12-18T02:00:00Z — 45 mins

A Football Life honor's the life of the NFL's Ahab, a man who never quite caught his white whale, but put together one of the most successful head coaching careers of the past 40 years.

3x17 Vince Lombardi (1)

  • 2013-12-25T02:00:00Z — 45 mins

Part 1 of the Vince Lombardi story chronicles the legendary coach’s rise from his Brooklyn youth to the sidelines of Lambeau Field.

3x18 Vince Lombardi (2)

  • 2014-01-01T02:00:00Z — 45 mins

Part 2 of the Vince Lombardi story details the final years of his life, from his three-peat in Green Bay to his brief tenure as head coach in Washington and sudden, tragic death from cancer.

3x19 Tiki & Ronde Barber

  • 2014-01-08T02:00:00Z — 45 mins

A Football Life chronicles the identical twins who dominated the game but ended their careers in very different ways.

3x20 Bill Parcells

  • 2014-01-15T02:00:00Z — 45 mins

A Football Life examines the career of legendary coach Bill Parcells.

3x21 Jerry Smith

  • 2014-01-22T02:00:00Z — 45 mins

Almost 50 years ago, a young tight end named Jerry Smith joined the Washington Redskins. After 13 seasons on the team, Smith retired, but not before making two Pro Bowls, one All-Pro team, and playing in the Super Bowl. He set an NFL record with 60 receiving touchdowns, the most ever by a tight end (that record stood for 26 years). Smith was also gay, something that caused him to live a life in constant fear and tension.

3x22 Jerry Rice

  • 2014-01-29T02:00:00Z — 45 mins

A Football Life chronicles the story of how an unrecruited small-town wide receiver became the Greatest Of All Time.


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