It’s a good weekend to be a Bills fan. Not only did Bills faithful around the country watch as their team came away with a big “W” on Thanksgiving, they’ll receive another treat for their eyes to feast on tonight. Debuting Friday, Nov. 29, at 10 p.m. ET on the NFL Network, “Bruce Smith: A Football Life” will provide the content you need.
Produced by NFL Films, the one-hour show takes fans on a journey through the legendary defensive end’s life. From growing up in Norfolk, Virginia, to becoming one of the best athletes to ever play in the NFL, the documentary covers it all. Throughout the piece, which is narrated by actor Josh Charles, fans will hear from a star-studded group including, Smith himself and former teammates Jim Kelly, Darryl Talley, Cornelius Bennett, Steve Tasker, Marcellus Wiley and Frank Reich. Smith’s wife Carmen, brother George and sister Linda also make an appearance, along with Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and former NFL quarterbacks Doug Pederson and Boomer Esiason.
A 2009 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, Smith received numerous accolades during his celebrated 19-season career. A nine-time All Pro, 11-time Pro Bowl selection and the league’s all-time sack leader, Smith left his mark on the game forever. His jersey No. 78 was retired by the Bills in 2016.
To show your support for “BRUUUUUUUCE,” tune in to watch the special tonight on the NFL Network.
Each episode of “A Football Life” – as well as all NFL Network programming – can be streamed live through the NFL and NFL Network apps on smartphones, tables, PCs and connected TV devices. Access is available for NFL Network subscribers of participating TV providers. For more information, go to NFL.com/network.