“A Football Life,” NFL Films’ groundbreaking, Emmy-nominated documentary series about the trials and tribulations surrounding the careers of some of the sport’s greatest players, takes a look next week at a man who was taken much too soon from a city that had come to adore him. Derrick Thomas, Hall of Fame linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs and one of the premiere pass rushers of all time, left behind a legacy of a man searching for something that was missing from his childhood, as well as a man who strove to make sure children of the next generation did not miss what he had. As such, he will never be forgotten by the city whose beloved football team he helped bring back to relevance. Take a look:
You can see the premiere of this episode of “A Football Life” on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 9/8c, only on NFL Network.