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‘Doug Flutie: A Football Life’ Premieres Friday, October 17 at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network
“Doug turns his weakness into his strength. Being short made him great. It made him bigger than everyone else in a way.” – Ian Thomsen
“When you are 6’4 you have to prove that you can’t play. When you are 5’10 you have to prove that you can play.” – Laurie Flutie
Former National Football League and Canadian Football League quarterback Doug Flutie is still regarded as one of the most beloved quarterbacks in football history. The Heisman Trophy-winner first entered the spotlight when he completed a “Hail Mary” touchdown pass in a game against the University of Miami in 1984 – considered one of the greatest moments in college football history. While people doubted his success as a professional quarterback due to his height, Flutie had a successful 21-year career and was inducted to both the College Football Hall of Fame (2007) and Canadian Football Hall of Fame (2008).
In-Depth Series Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Trade That Laid the Foundation for the Dallas Cowboys Dynasty of the 1990s
First Segment of 5-Part Feature ‘The Trade: 10-12-89’ Premieres Today on NFL Network, NFL.com & NFL Now
In the history of the National Football League, no player trade has been larger than the Herschel Walker trade of October 12, 1989. Involving a total of 18 players and draft picks, the trade sent the Pro Bowl running back of the Dallas Cowboys to the Minnesota Vikings, ultimately changing the fortunes of two franchises. The Cowboys went on to win three Super Bowls in four years and solidify their status as the dynasty of the 1990s, while the Vikings failed to advance further than the divisional round of the playoffs.
‘Eric Dickerson: A Football Life’ Premieres Friday, October 10 at 9:00 PM ET
“When I loved it, I loved it. It was nothing better.” – Eric Dickerson
“He was just the most remarkable player I ever played with.” – Brian Baldinger
During his 11-year Hall of Fame career, Eric Dickerson was one of the most dominant running backs to ever play the position. As the single-season rushing leader and the seventh-leading rusher of all time, Dickerson’s place in NFL history is unquestioned. Yet, it was the question of what he was worth while he was playing that followed him throughout his career and threatened to overshadow it.
‘Warren Moon: A Football Life’ Premieres Friday, October 3 at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network
“I wouldn’t be in the Hall of Fame without him.” – Cris Carter
“You had a guy that people said could not play quarterback in the NFL. And here he made the Hall of Fame.” – Lorenzo Romar
Warren Moon’s career is a living example of the adage great things come to those who wait. The Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback was told he could not play the position by Arizona State, had to play at the junior college level before leading the University of Washington to a Rose Bowl victory, and had to play six seasons in the Canadian Football League before making it to the NFL.
‘Sean Taylor: A Football Life’ Premieres Friday, September 26 at 9:00 PM ET
“God made certain people to play football. He was one of them.” – Joe Gibbs
“His first game in the NFL, he was the best player on the field.” – Chris Cooley
After 24 years of life, three-and-a-half NFL seasons and three collegiate seasons, Sean Taylor still lacks a clear image. Throughout his life, the late safety granted few interviews and did not allow many outside of his inner circle to see his true self. As a result, there were several misconceptions that many people held about the young man.
NFL Network’s Original Series ‘Finding Giants’ Provides Inside Look Into Scouting & Building the New York Giants
Unscripted Reality Series Represents a New Line of Programming
First Episode Premieres Tuesday, September 30 at 9:00 PM ET
Before an NFL team can achieve success on the field, it is up to the hard work of the team’s scouts to scour the country to find the future players of the organization. For the first time ever, NFL Network – in association with NFL Films and Moondog Films – provides a behind-the-scenes look into the lives of professional scouts and follows the long process of what it takes to build a championship team.
‘Brandon Marshall: A Football Life’ Premieres Friday, September 19 at 9:00 PM ET
“I say football is my platform, not my purpose. How can I use my platform to fulfill my purpose? I want people to say that he fulfilled his purpose.” – Brandon Marshall
The journey of Chicago Bears Pro Bowl wide receiver Brandon Marshall is one of the NFL’s great turnaround stories. During his first seasons in the NFL with the Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins, the mercurial Marshall achieved immense on-field success, yet struggled with uncontrollable emotional outbursts and off-field issues. Yet through his diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder, Marshall has been able to couple his success on the football field with a determination and passion to make an impact in his community.