4 de octubre de 2022

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 15: Cornerback Rod Woodson #26 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on from the field as snow falls during a game against the Detroit Lions at Three Rivers Stadium on November 15, 1992 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers defeated the Lions 17-14. (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)

The 11th season of the Emmy-nominated and highly acclaimed NFL Films-produced series A Football Life continues Friday, September 23 at 9:00 PM ET and PT on NFL Network with a profile of Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive back Rod Woodson. The one-hour show features sit-down interviews with Woodson, former players such as Ray Lewis, Michael Irvin and Carnell Lake, former coaches Bill Cowher, Dick LeBeau and Tony Dungy, and others.


Among the topics discussed in Rod Woodson: A Football Life include:

  • Growing up in Fort Wayne, IN where he dealt with racism and violence towards his family
  • His outstanding athletic career at Purdue where he became one of the best football players and track stars in the nation
  • Being drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers and earning Pro Bowl berths in three different positions in his career, as a returner, a cornerback, and a safety
  • Helping the Baltimore Ravens win Super Bowl XXXV behind one of the best defenses in league history
  • Being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility


Emmy-nominated actor Josh Charles narrates.


Rod Woodson: A Football Life includes interviews with the following people:

  • Rod Woodson
  • Nickie Woodson – Wife
  • Joe Woodson – Brother
  • Jamie Woodson– Brother
  • Carnell Lake – Pittsburgh Steelers teammate & former All-Pro wide receiver
  • Bill Cowher – Pro Football Hall of Fame head coach
  • Tony Dungy – Pro Football Hall of Fame head coach
  • Ray Lewis – Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker & Baltimore Ravens teammate
  • Marvin Lewis – Former NFL head coach
  • Ray Sherman – Former Purdue assistant coach
  • Dick LeBeau – Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback & former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator
  • Michael Irvin – Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver
  • Carl Pickens – Former All-Pro wide receiver
  • Kenneth Shropshire – Author of «Agents of Opportunity»


Provided below are some select quotes from Rod Woodson: A Football Life:

  • «I’ve gone on record saying, ‘Who’s the best player that I’ve ever coached?’ I always end up going back to Rod Woodson.» – Bill Cowher

  • «He was everything that I thought an athlete or man should be. He is so amazing.» – Ray Lewis

  • «Basketball player, football player, track-star. I remember telling Coach Burtnett, ‘This guy is a pro already.'» – Ray Sherman on Rod Woodson’s play in college

  • «I saw him and saw his commitment to what greatness is and I said, ‘I need to figure out how to mimic that.'» Ray Lewis

  • «In the fourth quarter I was looking for my family, trying to find them in the stands. As soon as the whistle blew, I walked back up to the stands to kiss my wife. The kids got to be there to see it. It was nice to share with them.» Rod Woodson on being able to celebrate his Super Bowl win with his family.

– «To make it into a place that you’re enshrined forever as one of the best players to ever put on a uniform is kind of crazy.» – Rod Woodson on being inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame


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Below is a broadcast schedule for remaining episodes of A Football Life this season:

  • November 18 – Edgerrin James
  • November 25 – Julian Edelman
  • December 23 – Franco Harris
  • December/January (exact premiere date TBD) – 1972 Miami Dolphins

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