NFL star Russell Wilson is bringing football fans a new documentary series about a pro football player and former high school football coach’s decision to come out of retirement and inspire a new group of young players.
God. Family. Football, executive produced by Wilson, will air on Amazon Freevee starting Sept. 1. The series stars Denny Duron, a former pro athlete, high school football coach and pastor who has made the decision to end his 30-year retirement and return to the football program he founded at Evangel Christian Academy. The six-episode series will follow his journey of bringing the program back to its former glory as a nationally-lauded program.
According to the official description, the series will follow the stories of those involved with the program as well as the wider Shreveport area the program directly impacts.
God. Family. Football. features the rich, diverse personal stories of Evangel’s players, coaching staff, and the broader Shreveport community, set against the dramatic backdrop of the 2022 Louisiana high school football season. With the perennial high school football powerhouse—14 state championships in the last 20 years—coming off their worst season in school history, redemption is everyone’s goal. Pastor Denny Duron has returned to the head coaching position to lead this talented group of kids, with dreams of playing in college and the NFL, into prominence on the field, while molding them into future leaders off of it. As the team faces struggle and triumph on and off the field, they are united by coach Duron’s formula for success: “God first, family second, and football third.”
Wilson said that he was attracted to the series because of Duron’s focus on teaching players how to excel on and off the football field.
“What drew me to this project and inspired me to help tell God. Family. Football.’s story of teamwork, hard work, and discipline was coach Duron’s faith-first approach to the game,” said Wilson in a statement. “As the leader of Evangel Christian Academy, one of the top football programs in the country, coach Duron not only preaches but exemplifies what it means to be a winner on and off the field, and it is an honor to be able to share his lessons and legacy.”
Propgate produces the series with Wilson executive producing in association with Why Not You Productions. Other executive producers include Rob Gehring, Jared Goetz of Ascending Media Group, Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens, Drew Buckley and Watershed’s Aaron Benward, who also serves as series creator. Co-executive producers include Cliff Young, Cody Bess, Scott Brignac, Chelsea Friedland and Matt Woolsey.
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