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‘Ricky Williams: A Football Life’ Premieres Friday, October 31 at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network
“I decide what it’s like for me, not other people. You can be whatever you’d like to be. You just have to choose it.” – Ricky Williams
The image of who Ricky Williams is varies for different people and places.
For the state of Texas and fans of the University of Texas, the image is of a Heisman Trophy-winning running back who displayed legendary feats on the football field. For the city of New Orleans and Saints fans, the image is of someone who was supposed to be an icon and example of what a professional football player should be. For many football fans, the image is of someone who cared more about off the field pursuits than football, and a great player who didn’t live up to his potential.
‘Terrell Davis: A Football Life’ Premieres Friday, October 24 at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network
“I gave it my all and there is not one moment that I look back on and say, ‘I wish I had done something differently.’” – Terrell Davis
“Without TD, we don’t win Super Bowls. That’s fact.” – Shannon Sharpe
Throughout Terrell Davis’ football life, one surprise has followed another. After walking on at Long Beach State, Davis eventually found himself at the University of Georgia – a football powerhouse. A sixth-round pick of the Denver Broncos, Davis found himself the opening day starter his rookie season. Two Super Bowl championships, one Super Bowl MVP, one league MVP, one 2,000-yard rushing season and 7,607 total rushing yards later, Davis hopes that next step is enshrinement in Canton.
Airs Tuesdays at 9:00 PM ET Through December 9 – Available Digitally on NFL Now
Advance Premiere Following Chargers-Broncos Thursday, October 23 on NFL Network
Latest in Unscripted Programming on NFL Network
Every year, thousands of college football players leave school with dreams of achieving a career in the National Football League. Of those thousands, 256 players are selected in the NFL Draft. The remaining – the undrafted – are forced to overcome another obstacle to pursue their dream.
‘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.