NFL Players Star on “Celebrity Family Feud,” set to air on Sunday, July 3

NFLPA and “Family Feud” Team Up for NFL Players Game Show Competition on ABC’s Primetime Series “Celebrity Family Feud”


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Carl Francis, Communications Director


For Immediate Release
June 23, 2016


NFLPA and “Family Feud” Team Up for NFL Players Game Show Competition on ABC’s Primetime Series “Celebrity Family Feud”

The NFL Players Association (NFLPA), its content subsidiary Athlete Content and Entertainment (“ACE Media”), and ABC’s Family Feud have teamed up for two special shows of “Celebrity Family Feud,” set to air on SUNDAY, JULY 3 (8:00-9:00 p.m.., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network. In each of the two shows, ten NFL players will compete on the iconic game show to win up to $25,000 for charity. The first show will have the AFC Offense, playing for Active Minds, compete against the NFC Defense, playing for Got Your 6. The second episode will have the AFC Defense, playing for Still Strong Foundation, compete against the NFC Offense, playing for Professional Athletes Foundation (PAF).

Steve Harvey, the highly popular and Emmy Award winning host, standup comedian, actor, author and deejay, will host the program. NFL players set to play on each episode are:


AFC Offense vs. NFC Defense

  • * NFLPA AFC Offense (Charity: Active Minds)
    • Brandon Marshall, New York Jets
    • Marcus Cannon, New England Patriots
    • Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders
    • Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati Bengals
    • Steve Smith Sr., Baltimore Ravens
  • * NFLPA NFC Defense (Charity: Got Your 6)
    • Thomas Davis, Carolina Panthers
    • Cliff Avril, Seattle Seahawks
    • Malcolm Jenkins, Philadelphia Eagles
    • Terrance Knighton, New England Patriots
    • Tyrann Mathieu, Arizona Cardinals


AFC Defense vs. NFC Offense

  • * NFLPA AFC Defense (Charity: Still Strong Foundation)
    • AJ Hawk, Free Agent
    • Tamba Hali, Kansas City Chiefs
    • Melvin Ingram, San Diego Chargers
    • Von Miller, Denver Broncos
    • Malcolm Smith, Oakland Raiders
  • * NFLPA NFC Offense (Charity: Professional Athletes Foundation – PAF)
    • Joe Staley, San Francisco 49ers
    • Marvin Jones, Detroit Lions
    • Teddy Bridgewater, Minnesota Vikings
    • Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins
    • David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals

Follow the hashtag #CelebrityFamilyFeud during the show and the NFLPA on Twitter (@NFLPA) for updates and behind-the-scenes photos.

About the NFLPA

The National Football League Players Association is the union for professional football players in the National Football League. Established in 1956, the NFLPA has a long history of assuring proper recognition and representation of players’ interests. The NFLPA has shown that it will do whatever is necessary to assure that the rights of players are protected—including ceasing to be a union, if necessary, as it did in 1989. In 1993, the NFLPA again was officially recognized as the union representing the players, and negotiated a landmark Collective Bargaining Agreement with the NFL. The current CBA will govern the sport through 2020.

About ACE Media

ACE Media is a groundbreaking new media company focused on identifying, creating and delivering unique and compelling sports-lifestyle content featuring the world’s top athletes. Created in partnership with the NFL Players Association, ACE Media leverages unparalleled access to highlight the remarkable stories, passions and talents within the athlete community on behalf of distribution, brand and production partners. For more information, please visit

About FremantleMedia North America

FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is the U.S. arm of global media giant FremantleMedia, which includes a distribution arm, FremantleMedia International, a digital and branded entertainment division and a kids & family entertainment business. As one of the world’s largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of TV brands in the world, FremantleMedia’s comprehensive global network has operations in 28 countries, creating over 10,000 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 45 formats and managing over 350 individual titles. The company also distributes more than 20,000 hours of content in over 200 territories. FMNA and its portfolio of companies, including Original Productions and 495 Productions, produce entertaining and innovative scripted and alternative programs for network, cable, syndicated and online platforms. Their slate includes a diverse range of both critically-acclaimed and award-winning successes including “American Idol” (FOX), “America’s Got Talent” (NBC), “Family Feud” (SYN), “Let’s Make A Deal” (CBS), “The Price Is Right” (CBS), “The Great Christmas Light Fight” (ABC), “Deadliest Catch” (Discovery), “Married to Medicine” (Bravo), “Party Down South” (CMT), “Ice Road Truckers” (HISTORY), “Storage Wars” (A&E), “Celebrity Family Feud” (ABC), “Celebrity Name Game” (SYN), “To Tell The Truth” (ABC) and “American Gods” (STARZ), among others.

Carl Francis
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