One of the greatest players with ties to this area — Warren Moon — will be featured on the next installment of the NFL Network documentary series “A Football Life.”
Moon starred at the University of Washington from 1975-77 and later played two seasons with the Seahawks and now is Seattle’s color analyst for its radio broadcasts.
Below is the press release from the NFL Network with details on the show:
PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME QUARTERBACK WARREN MOON FEATURED ON A FOOTBALL LIFE
‘Warren Moon: A Football Life’ Premieres Friday, October 3 at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network
“I wouldn’t be in the Hall of Fame without him.” – Cris Carter
“You had a guy that people said could not play quarterback in the NFL. And here he made the Hall of Fame.” – Lorenzo Romar
Warren Moon’s career is a living example of the adage great things come to those who wait. The Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback was told he could not play the position by Arizona State, had to play at the junior college level before leading the University of Washington to a Rose Bowl victory, and had to play six seasons in the Canadian Football League before making it to the NFL.
NFL Network’s series A Football Life continues Friday, October 3 at 9:00 PM ET with a profile of Moon. The one-hour, NFL Films-produced documentary focuses on Moon’s football career, beginning in high school and all the way up to his current career as the radio analyst for the Seattle Seahawks.
Warren Moon: A Football Life features interviews with Moon, his former wife Felicia Moon, his children Jeffrey, Chelsea, Joshua and Blair, his former agent Leigh Steinberg, former teammates Cris Carter, Ernest Givins and Bruce Matthews, and more.
Following the premiere of Warren Moon: 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.
Every episode of A Football Life – as well as all NFL Network programming – is streamed live on NFL Mobile from Verizon, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Among the topics discussed in Warren Moon: A Football Life are:
- The passing of his father when he was seven years old and how the need to be the ‘man of the house’ shaped his persona and story
- Having to enroll at West Los Angeles junior college after Arizona State took back their offer to him to play quarterback
- Leading the University of Washington to a victory in the Rose Bowl
- Signing to play with the Edmonton Eskimos six weeks before the NFL Draft and winning five championships in the CFL
- Being coveted in free agency and signing the largest contract in NFL history at the time with the Houston Oilers
- His relationship with Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cris Carter
Emmy-nominated actor Josh Charles narrates.
Warren Moon: A Football Life includes interviews with the following people and more:
Pat Moon – Warren’s mother
Kim Moon Odom – Warren’s sister
Felicia Moon – Former wife
Jeffrey, Chelsea, Joshua & Blair – Warren’s children
Cris Carter – Minnesota Vikings teammate
Jim Mora – Former University of Washington defensive coordinator
Michael Jackson – University of Washington teammate
Leigh Steinberg – Agent
Hugh Campbell – Former Edmonton Eskimos head coach
John McClain – Houston Chronicle
Bruce Matthews – Houston Oilers teammate
Haywood Jeffires – Houston Oilers teammate
Ernest Givins – Houston Oilers teammate
Floyd Reese – Former Houston Oilers general manager
Brian Billick – Former Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator
Lorenzo Romar – University of Washington men’s basketball coach
Provided below are some select quotes from Warren Moon: A Football Life:
– “I wouldn’t be in the Hall of Fame without him.” – Cris Carter
– “Deep down there was an unbelievable motivation. You had a guy that people said could not play quarterback in the NFL. And here he made the Hall of Fame.” – Lorenzo Romar
– “A lot of people told Warren that he had to be the man of the house, and he was just seven years old. I wish they hadn’t had done that.” – Pat Moon
– “They decided they wanted to move me to defensive back and I wasn’t going to have any part of that. I wanted to be a quarterback and I thought I was good enough to be a quarterback so I told them I wasn’t going to go there.” – Warren Moon on Arizona State
– “It was a team that wasn’t very good when I got there so they were expecting this big turnaround all of a sudden. When it didn’t happen right away, I took a lot of the blame and sometimes took more of the blame than I probably should have.” – Warren Moon on the Houston Oilers
– “That was probably one of the things that if I look back at my career and say what is something I would try and do a little bit differently, I’d try and be a little bit more loose playing the game. Have a little more fun doing it.” – Warren Moon
– “I was always geared towards either wanting to finish number one or be number one as far as the best player that I could be, or be the best player at my position in the league. I wanted that to be a constant reminder to my teammates that they looked to their leader who is wearing that number, this is what you should strive for as well.” – Warren Moon on wearing the number one on his jersey
– “I wanted to win just as much as he wanted to win. But he didn’t know I wanted to win it for him. Not for me. For him.” – Ernest Givins
This season, A Football Life airs Friday at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network. Below is the broadcast schedule for the October and November episodes:
- October 10 – Eric Dickerson
- October 17 – Doug Flutie
- October 24 – Terrell Davis
- October 31 – Ricky Williams
- November 7 – Earl Campbell
- November 14 – Csonka, Kiick & Morris
- November 21 – Lyle Alzado
- November 28 – Dick Butkus & Gale Sayers