‘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.
NFL Network’s series A Football Life continues Friday, October 24 at 9:00 PM ET with a profile of the three-time Pro Bowl running back. The one-hour, NFL Films-produced documentary features interviews with Davis, his mother Kateree Davis, former teammates John Elway, Rod Smith and Shannon Sharpe, former Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan and more.
Following the premiere of Terrell Davis: A Football Life on NFL Network, the episode – along with the entire A Football Life series – will be available on NFL Now, the League’s next-generation video service. Providing fans access to the largest digital library of NFL video anywhere, NFL Now dynamically personalizes each fan’s viewing experience, allowing them to follow their favorite NFL teams and players. Visit NFL.com/now for more information.
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Among the topics discussed in Terrell Davis: A Football Life are:
- Growing up the youngest of six children and how the passing of his father affected him
- His history with migraines and returning in the second half of Super Bowl XXXII to win MVP
- Surpassing the 2,000 rushing yards mark in 1998
- Walking on the football team at Long Beach State in 1991 and transferring to the University of Georgia
- Almost quitting the Broncos during the preseason of his rookie year
- The reason behind his popular “Salute” which followed every touchdown he scored
Emmy-nominated actor Josh Charles narrates.
Terrell Davis: A Football Life includes interviews with the following people and more:
Kateree Davis – Terrell’s mother
Reggie Webb – Terrell’s brother
John Elway – Broncos teammate
Shannon Sharpe – Broncos teammate
Rod Smith – Broncos teammate
Mark Schlereth – Broncos teammate
Howard Griffith – Broncos teammate
Mike Shanahan – Former Broncos head coach
Gary Kubiak – Former Broncos offensive coordinator
Eugene Robinson – Former Packers defensive back
Frank White – Youth football coach
Mike McCoy – Teammate at Long Beach State
Bob Pittard – Former University of Georgia assistant coach
Robert Edwards – University of Georgia teammate
Bobby Turner – Former Broncos running back coach
Adam Schefter – ESPN
Provided below are some select quotes from Terrell Davis: A Football Life:
– “You have to cherish this moment. You have to take advantage of the opportunity while it’s there. When I walked away from that field, 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
– “I said the next time that I’m able to play, I’m going to take advantage of that opportunity because I might not ever get a chance to play on that field again.” – Terrell Davis
– “It is hot in Tokyo, it’s humid, I’m tired, all of these backs are in front of you, I’m not going to make the team anyway so screw it. I remember going back and I called down to the desk. I was asking about some flights out of there.” – Terrell Davis
– “Until this day, every year on opening week of preseason I show these rookies, ‘You want to make a team, you don’t think you’ve been getting enough reps – go do this on a kickoff.’” – Gary Kubiak
– “It wasn’t his record anymore. It was our record. It was really about us as far as the team.” – Rod Smith
– “His whole career was playing big in big games. You can take a look at his regular season stats but what separates him is that he loved those playoff games.” – Mike Shanahan
This season, A Football Life airs Friday at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network. Below is the broadcast schedule for the remaining October and November episodes:
- October 31 – Ricky Williams
- November 7 – Earl Campbell
- November 14 – Csonka, Kiick & Morris
- November 21 – Lyle Alzado
- November 28 – Dick Butkus & Gale Sayers
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