NFL Network: A Football Life to Feature Pro Bowl Wide Receiver Larry Fitzgerald

November 7, 2017

 

​'Larry Fitzgerald: A Football Life' Premieres Friday, November 10 at 9:00 PM ET​

"Time is the most valuable asset we all have." – Larry Fitzgerald

 

NFL Network's Emmy-nominated series A Football Life continues Friday, November 10 at 9:00 PM ET with a profile of Arizona Cardinals 10-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. The one-hour show produced by NFL Films features sit-down interviews with Fitzgerald, current teammates Carson Palmer and David Johnson, former teammates Kurt Warner and Adrian Wilson, Pro Football Hall of Famer Cris Carter, Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians and more.

 

Each episode of A Football Life – as well as all NFL Network programming – is streamed live on smartphones through NFL Mobile from Verizon, and via Watch NFL Network on tablet (NFL Mobile, Watch NFL Network and NFL on Windows 10 apps), PC (NFL.com/watch), Xbox One and Xbox 360 (NFL on Xbox app) and other connected TV devices (NFL app on Apple TV, PlayStation 4, Android TV and Amazon Fire TV).

 

In life and on the football field, Larry Fitzgerald has accomplished nearly everything. Fitzgerald has been selected to 10 Pro Bowls, and with more than 1100 receptions he ranks third on the NFL's all-time list. Yet the one thing on his list he hasn't checked off is holding the Lombardi Trophy. Larry Fitzgerald: A Football Lifeexamines Fitzgerald's impact on and off the field during his 14-year career and his remarkable football life.

 

Among the topics discussed in Larry Fitzgerald: A Football Life are:

  • Larry's struggle with his grades and his time at Valley Forge Military Academy that fueled his motivation to make it to college and the NFL

  • His time serving as a ball boy for the Minnesota Vikings as a teenager and learning from the likes ofRandy Moss and Hall of Famer Cris Carter

  • How he coped with the death of his mother while he was a student at the University of Pittsburgh and how he honors her today

  • His love of traveling and visiting 96 countries

  • His incredible playoff run leading to Super Bowl XLIII

  • Reinventing himself as a slot receiver after Bruce Arians became the Cardinals head coach

  • How his philanthropic work earned him the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year Award following the 2016 season

Emmy-nominated actor Josh Charles narrates.

Larry Fitzgerald: A Football Life includes interviews with the following people and more:

Larry Fitzgerald

Larry Fitzgerald Sr. – Father

Ron Wolfley – Cardinals radio analyst

Steve Keim – Cardinals general manager

Carson Palmer – Cardinals quarterback

Adrian Wilson – Former Cardinals safety

David Johnson – Cardinals running back

Cris Carter – Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver

Bruce Arians – Cardinals head coach

Todd Haley – Former Cardinals offensive coordinator 

John McCain – U.S. Senator/Arizona

Michael Bidwill – Cardinals President

Ike Taylor – Former Steelers cornerback

Richard Sherman – Seahawks cornerback

Mike Pendino – High School Coach

Mark Dalton – Cardinals Senior Vice President, Media Relations

 

Provided below are some select quotes from Larry Fitzgerald: A Football Life:

- "Time is the most valuable asset we all have. It's the most valuable asset because no one knows how much you have of it." – Larry Fitzgerald

- "Larry is living legend." – Ron Wolfley

- "He's not your 2017 superstar…He's a throwback; the way he carries himself and the way he acts, the teammate that he is." – Carson Palmer

- "He's got the whole 180. He sees everything. And he might be the most thoughtful person I have ever met." –Mark Dalton

- "He's in the Matrix. Nobody is stopping him right now." – Ike Taylor

- "The thing I appreciated about him the most was after that first conversation when he told me 'I'm good enough Kurt,' that he spent the rest of his career looking to be the best in everything that he did." – Kurt Warner

- "I don't know of a professional athlete that has devoted so much time and effort to other people and causes as Larry Fitzgerald." – John McCain

- "I can't tell you how gratifying it's been over all these years walking through airports or somewhere shopping and somebody tell you that your son really touched them or what a great person he is." – Larry Fitzgerald Sr.

This year, the 13-episode season of the highly-acclaimed series A Football Life airs Friday at 9:00 PM ET.Below is a broadcast schedule for the remaining episodes of A Football Life:

  • November 17 – Eddie George

  • November 24 – Joe Gibbs

  • December 1 – Jerry Jones

  • December 8 – Aeneas Williams

  • December 15 – John Randle

  • December 22 – Lynn Swann & John Stallworth

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