WASHINGTON, D.C. – Family ties will be tested as a star-studded collection of active NFL Players Association (NFLPA) members compete against their moms on ABC’s “Celebrity Family Feud.” The special episode of the popular game show will air this Sunday, September 18 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, with prize money for charity and bragging rights on the line.

The five-person NFLPA Players team will be playing for The Conscious Kid, a non-profit that supports families and educators in taking action to disrupt racism, inequity and bias. Meanwhile, the NFLPA Moms will be playing for the Black Women’s Health Imperative, which is dedicated to achieving health equity for Black women and girls in America.

Emmy-Award winning television personality, best-selling author and actor Steve Harvey will host Sunday’s program, which marks the seventh consecutive year that NFLPA members have appeared on “Celebrity Family Feud.”

NFLPA Players – playing for The Conscious Kid

  • Christian Kirk – Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver
  • Najee Harris – Pittsburgh Steelers running back
  • Clyde Edwards-Helaire – Kansas City Chiefs running back
  • Stefon Diggs – Buffalo Bills wide receiver
  • Grady Jarrett – Atlanta Falcons defensive lineman

NFLPA Moms– playing for Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI)

  • Tianna Hicks – mother of Najee Harris
  • Tongelia Helaire – mother of Clyde Edwards-Helaire
  • Stephanie Diggs – mother of Stefon Diggs
  • Elisea Jarrett – mother of Grady Jarrett
  • Melissa Kirk – mother of Christian Kirk

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


About the NFL Players Association:
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 the 2030 season. Learn more at

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