NFL Network announces NFL Films Emmy-Nominated Series ‘A Football Life’ Returns Friday, September 17

Highly Acclaimed Series Returns for 10th Season on NFL Network

Premieres Friday, September 17 at 9:00 PM ET with Nick Saban

Calvin Johnson, James Harrison, John Lynch & Drew Pearson Featured

The Emmy-nominated and highly acclaimed NFL Films-produced series A Football Life returns for a 10th season on NFL Network, beginning Friday, September 17 at 9:00 PM ET with a profile of seven-time National Champion head coach Nick Saban.

This season, new episodes of A Football Life air Friday at 9:00 PM ET and PT on NFL Network and profile the following subjects:

  • Seven-time National Champion head coach Nick Saban
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Calvin Johnson
  • Two-time Super Bowl champion James Harrison
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame safety and current San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver and Super Bowl champion Drew Pearson

Emmy-nominated actor Josh Charles returns as narrator for the series.

Below is a broadcast schedule for A Football Life:

  • September 17 – Nick Saban
  • September 24 – James Harrison
  • October 1 – Calvin Johnson
  • December 3 – Drew Pearson
  • December 24 – John Lynch

All NFL Network programming is available across multiple devices (smartphone, PC, tablet and connected TVs) through the NFL app and NFL Network app for subscribers of participating NFL Network providers. Visit for more information on how to watch.


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