A Football Life chronicles the life and career of legendary coach Bill Parcells - one of the most charismatic, controversial, and successful coaches in NFL history.
20 years ago NFL fans were given the gift of Rod Tidwell. His star burned bright and fast but his mark on the game will forever be remembered.
The Football Life of Frank Cushman is one of the most dramatic "what-if" stories in NFL history. Find out how the heir apparent to John Elway found his way after his career met an uncertain future.
A Football Life takes an in-depth look at the life of one of the NFL's most intriguing coaches, Bill Belichick, using unique on and off-the-field sights, sounds and stories. Part 1 of 2.
A Football Life takes an in-depth look at the life of one of the NFL's most intriguing coaches, Bill Belichick, using unique on and off-the-field sights, sounds and stories. Part 2 of 2.
A Football Life takes an in-depth look at the lives and relationship of NFL Defensive Linemen, Reggie White and Jerome Brown, using unique on and off-the-field sights, sounds and stories.
A Football Life takes an in-depth look at the life of NFL quarterback, Kurt Warner, using unique on and off-the-field sights, sounds and stories.
A Football Life takes an in-depth look at the life of NFL running back great, Walter Payton, using unique on and off-the-field sights, sounds and stories.
A Football Life takes an in-depth look at the life of NFL filmmaker, Ed Sabol, using unique on and off-the-field sights, sounds and stories.
A Football Life takes an in-depth look at the life of NFL coach ,Mike Ditka, using unique on and off-the-field sights, sounds and stories.
A Football Life takes an in-depth look at the life of NFL coach ,Tom Landry, using unique on and off-the-field sights, sounds and stories.
A Football Life takes an in-depth look at the life of former NFL coach, general manager, commissioner, and owner, Al Davis, using unique on and off-the-field sights, sounds and stories.
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.
A look at Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, whose inspiration and leadership not only has a profound effect on his teammates, but also, his coaches.
Profile of Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin, who has brought two Super Bowl championships to the “Big Apple” in the past five years.
The untold story of Bill Belichick's Cleveland Browns and a talented staff who rose from the ashes of the 1995 season.
A look at the life and times of the Los Angeles Rams’ stout defensive line – which included Rosey Grier, Lamar Lundy, Merlin Olsen and Deacon Jones. This “Fearsome Foursome” was arguably the best defensive line in NFL history.
A Football Life launches its sixth episode of the season, featuring the late, great Steve McNair.
Known to everyone in the 49ers family as “Mr. D.”, the beloved Eddie DeBartolo won the hearts of many in the city of San Francisco during his tenure as team owner. Under DeBartolo, the 49ers became a dynasty that captured 13 division titles and 5 Super Bowl trophies.
The inspiring story of former linebacker Chris Spielman and the strength of his family.
The career of Jimmy Johnson, best known for architecting the Dallas Cowboys’ success in 1992 and 1993.
A look at Hall of Famer John Riggins, whose smash-mouth style of running the football earned him the nickname “The Diesel.”
A Football Life examines Barry Sanders' incredible Hall of Fame career, his unexpected retirement and the reaction it garnered throughout both the NFL and the city of Detroit, and his relationship with his late father, William.
A Football Life profiles the career of Marcus Allen, best known for his MVP performance against the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XVIII. His 74-yard touchdown run solidified a Super Bowl victory for the Los Angeles Raiders in 1984.
In the epic conclusion of this year’s season of “A Football Life,” the most famous play in NFL history gets further investigation 40 years after it occurred.
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.
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.
A look at the career of Darrelle Revis.
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.
A profile of former NFL Films president and co-founder Steve Sabol.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Football Life honors the life of the former Saints star, now battling ALS.
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.
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.
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.
Part 1 of the Vince Lombardi story chronicles the legendary coach’s rise from his Brooklyn youth to the sidelines of Lambeau Field.
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.
A Football Life chronicles the identical twins who dominated the game but ended their careers in very different ways.
A Football Life examines the career of legendary coach Bill Parcells.
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.
A Football Life chronicles the story of how an unrecruited small-town wide receiver became the Greatest Of All Time.
The life and times of Mean Joe Greene, foundation of the Steel Curtain and the first Pittsburgh Steeler to have his number retired in 50 years.
The inspiring story of Brandon Marshall, who has become the national face of borderline personality disorder and one of the NFL's best wide receivers.
The life and death of the Washington Redskins late, beloved all-pro safety Sean Taylor.
Warren Moon was as physically gifted as any quarterback, but prejudices almost robbed him of opportunities until his talent proved he belonged with the best.
The smooth, bespectacled Hall-of-Famer whose career was as distinctive as his running style.
The world said he was too small, however, Doug Flutie has left a giant imprint on the football world.
A look at the career of Terrell Davis, a two-time NFL Offensive Player of the Year and the Broncos all-time rushing leader.
A look at the life and career of Heisman Trophy-winning tailback Ricky Williams, who was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in 1999 and played 11 seasons in the NFL.
A look at the life of Earl Campbell, a premiere running back at both the collegiate and professional levels. Earl won the Heisman trophy while playing at the University of Texas and went on to be the first overall pick in the 1978 NFL draft. He has since been inducted into both the collegiate and NFL halls of fame.
Larry Csonka, Jim Kiick, and Eugene ''Mercury'' Morris, the three running backs who led the Dolphins in the 1970s, reunite in present-day Alaska.
"Three Mile" Lyle Alzado became one of the most dominant pass rushers in the NFL and even fought Muhammad Ali, all while concealing a secret that would rock the sports world.
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.
A look at the career of Roger Staubach, who won the Heisman Trophy for Navy in 1963 and went on to have a Hall of Fame career with the Dallas Cowboys.
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 legacy of one of the greatest college football games ever played, the 2006 Rose Bowl that matched USC and Texas in a battle of undefeated teams.
Bill Walsh was knows as a genius but was also an insecure, tortured artist. After revolutionizing the NFL with the ``Team of the 80s,'' he wrote a book that has become the bible for generations of football coaches.
Part 1 of the extraordinary life of Joe Namath. From his childhood in Beaver Falls, PA to Tuscaloosa and Bear Bryant to the bright lights of Broadway, how Namath became football's star of stars.
Part 2 of the extraordinary life of Joe Namath, from the high of the Super Bowl III to the lows of a life lived too hard, and back to the place he was born in Western PA.
The story of Christian Okoye, football's Nigerian Nightmare, who left an indelible impression on the game and his opponents.
The rise, fall, and redemption of one of the most dominant and beloved players in Washington history, the Secretary of Defense who was functionally illiterate and became addicted to drugs.
From Detroit to Notre Dame, LA to Pittsburgh and finally to Canton, a grand tour on the only Bus to stop at the pro football Hall of Fame.
One of the most impressive careers in pro football history was just the beginning for the great Alan Page.
Before the Seahawks ever reached the Super Bowl, the greatest player in team history paved the way in Seattle.
A Super-Bowl winning coach who nearly drove his teams to exhaustion, pushed himself even harder, never lost his players' affection and was never embarrassed to show his.
You don't know football unless you know Paul Brown, the man responsible for inventing the modern game as we know it.
The heart and soul of the legendary 1985 Chicago Bears defense, Mike Singletary shares a life full of lessons learned from the game.
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.
The extraordinary story of the lifelong assistant turned overnight success who has led the Arizona Cardinals back into contention.
One of most exciting and dynamic players in NFL history, Marshall Faulk rose from the streets of New Orleans to launch the Greatest Show on Turf.
The legend of the Snake, Ken Stabler, the late and beloved quarterback of the Oakland Raiders of the 1970s.
Brett Favre’s incomparable journey from Kiln, Mississippi to Green Bay to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The inspiring story of Curtis Martin, who rose from the streets of Pittsburgh to become a Hall of Fame running back.
One of football’s greatest safeties and one of its most controversial players remains a vital and passionate voice of the game.
The unpredictable life of the endzone dancing, trash talking, name-changing receiver who was "always open".
The long climb to the top for Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young, as told by Young himself through excerpts from his autobiography.
The extraordinary life and legacy of the Arizona Cardinal who left the NFL to defend his country after 9/11.
The most exciting player of his generation relives his rise, fall and long road to redemption.
The football life of perhaps the greatest player in NFL history and his impact both on and off the field.
An intimate look at the mercurial wide receiver as he recovers from a career-threatening injury and reflects on a spectacular career.
A revealing look at the legendary yet largely unknown head coach who built the Steelers dynasty of the '70s.
The undaunted leader of the Cowboys dynasty reveals the hidden struggles of his football life.
After 18 NFL seasons, one of the game's greatest defensive backs finally retires and tells his story.
The story of the boisterous sackmaster who blitzed his way to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The singular talent and legacy of Hall of Famer Dan Marino, The Quarterback’s Quarterback.
Emmitt Smith makes an indelible impact on the game of football and builds a case as the greatest running back of all time by breaking one of the NFL’s hallowed records and making everyone around him better.
The many football lives of Raiders Hall of Fame coach, broadcaster, commercial star and video game pioneer John Madden.
Undersized and unwanted, Wes Welker overcomes obstacles to re-define the role of the slot receiver in the NFL.
He was once deemed too short to play in the NFL, but Sam Mills became an All-Pro and built a legacy that still looms larger than life.
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.
The globetrotting journey of Larry Fitzgerald a man who’s caught more than 1,000 passes, scored more than 100 touchdowns, visited nearly 100 countries, and lived one fascinating Football Life.
Eddie George played football for his father. After a brilliant career at Ohio State and with the Tennessee Titans, he started acting for himself.
Hall of Fame Head Coach Joe Gibbs tries to balance his personal and professional life while building the NFL’s most diverse dynasty.
Jerry Jones works his way up from greeter at his parents grocery store in Little Rock, Arkansas to become the only active owner in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Aeneas Williams’ long journey from college walk-on to Hall of Fame defensive back to pastor in Ferguson, Missouri.
Passed over by every NFL team, John Randle's madcap antics vault the undrafted free agent from rags to riches and stardom with the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks.
Two different personalities, two separate paths, one shared drive for greatness: the rivalry, friendship and artistry of Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame receivers Lynn Swann and John Stallworth.
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.
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.
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.
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 was known as Weapon X on the field, but he was a gentle family man off it. A Football Life: Brian Dawkins looks at the two sides of Dawkins, from the beginnings of his superstar career, through his battles with depression, all the way to the Hall of Fame.
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.
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.
He led two franchises to the Super Bowl and did something no coach had done in Green Bay since Vince Lombardi--win a title. He's also considered one of the great quarterback whisperers of all time, having coached Hall of Famers Joe Montana, Steve Young and Brett Favre.
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 grew up without running water in rural Louisiana. He played quarterback in an era when few African Americans did, overcoming prejudice and hardship to become a Heisman candidate, a first round draft pick, and ultimately, a Super Bowl MVP.
The Thurmanator led the NFL in total yards from scrimmage four straight seasons and scored a touchdown in four straight Super Bowls. Yet throughout his life, his best trait was being able to take his biggest disappointments and turn them into motivation for his greatest triumphs.