"NFL Characters Unite" features Arizona Cardinals 2009 Pro Bowl MVP wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain, Pittsburgh Steelers seven-time Pro Bowl safety Troy Polamalu and New York Giants Pro Bowl defensive end Justin Tuck. All four, who have experienced enormous success on the field, have also overcome hate and bigotry in their lives. In the documentary, the NFL stars share their own personal journeys- from Jameel McClain feeling ostracized when his family was homeless and the bullying Justin Tuck endured while trying to succeed in school, to the discrimination Larry Fitzgerald witnessed during his mother’s battle with cancer and Troy Polamalu learning to embrace his heritage and unique look. Each player helps to transform the life of a teen currently dealing with a similar situation. Through candid interviews and special one-on-one activities, these on- and off-the-field heroes help bring diverse people together, change attitudes and instill courage and compassion. (Source: USA network)
The NFL's Larry Fitzgerald, Jameel McClain, Troy Polamalu and Justin Tuck share personal stories of times they encountered discrimination and bullying, and pair up with youngsters who are also experiencing similar problems.