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Pro Football Hall of Fame Head Coach Joe Gibbs Featured on NFL Network’s ‘A Football Life’

Joe Gibbs: A Football Life’ Premieres Friday, November 24 at 9:00 PM ET​

“How many people can win three world championships in football and move over to NASCAR and be the dominant team? One person: Joe Gibbs.” – Joe Theismann

NFL Network’s Emmy-nominated series A Football Life continues Friday, November 24 at 9:00 PM ET with a profile of Pro Football Hall of Fame head coach Joe Gibbs. The one-hour show produced by NFL Films features sitdown interviews with Gibbs, family members, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, former general manager Bobby Beathard, famed NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., Pro Football Hall of Famers John Riggins and Darrell Green, 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).

The storied Hall of Famer Joe Gibbs began his coaching career alongside football legends John Madden and Don Coryell. In 1981, Gibbs became head coach of the Washington Redskins where he wrote his own chapter in NFL history, becoming the first head coach to win three Super Bowls with three different quarterbacks. After an illustrious NFL career, Gibbs started Joe Gibbs Racing, one of the most successful teams in NASCAR.

Among the topics discussed in Joe Gibbs: A Football Life are:

  • Playing under Don Coryell at San Diego State University and eventually coaching under him with the San Diego Chargers
  • Designing his iconic offense with the Redskins from 1981-1992
  • Winning three Super Bowls with the Redskins
  • Starting the Joe Gibbs Racing company with his family after stepping down as head coach
  • Gibbs’ 1996 Pro Football Hall of Fame induction
  • Gibbs’ brief return to the Redskins in 2004

Emmy-nominated actor Josh Charles narrates.

Joe Gibbs: A Football Life includes interviews with the following people and more:

Joe Gibbs

Coy Gibbs – Son

Melissa Gibbs – Daughter-in-law

Rennie Simmons – Childhood friend

Dan Snyder – Redskins Owner

Bobby Beathard – Former Reskins general manager

John Riggins – Hall of Fame running back

Darrell Green – Hall of Fame cornerback

Joe Theismann – Former Redskins quarterback

Doug Williams – Former Redskins quarterback

Gary Clark – Former Redskins wide receiver

Jeff Bostic – Former Redskins center

Dave Alpern – President of Joe Gibbs Racing

Dale Earnhardt Jr. – NASCAR Driver

Provided below are some select quotes from Joe Gibbs: A Football Life:

“I must be the most blessed person in the world because I got to live two dreams and most people don’t get to live one.” – Joe Gibbs

“What it comes down to is working with people. That’s what he’s great at.” – Coy Gibbs

“One of the greatest football minds, one of the greatest leaders of men, and one of the greatest people.” – Darrell Green

“How many people can win three world championships in football and move over to NASCAR and be the dominant team? One person: Joe Gibbs.” Joe Theismann

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:

  • December 1 – Jerry Jones
  • December 8 – Aeneas Williams
  • December 15 – John Randle
  • December 22 – Lynn Swann & John Stallworth

NFL.com release