January 31, 2013 10:00am PT by Philiana Ng
First 'NFL Characters Unite' Trailer Debuts Ahead of Super Bowl (Exclusive Video)
With the Super Bowl just a few short days away, USA Network and the NFL are taking full advantage.
The Hollywood Reporter has the sneak peek of the second NFL Characters Unite documentary featuring an in-depth look at NFL players Larry Fitzgerald, Jameel McClain, Justin Tuck and Troy Polamalu and their personal stories. In the two-minute teaser, the four featured players recount their experiences living in poverty, illness, being different and bullied.
Part of USA's "Characters Unite" public service initiative, the doc combats prejudice and discrimination. Each of the participating athletes reveal their own personal stories, pairing each of the players with a child or teenager in their community currently facing those same challenges.
Fitzgerald, McClain, Tuck and executive producers Charlie Ebersol and Justin Hochberg of The Hochberg Ebersol Company, which produced NFL Characters Unite, were on hand Thursday morning near the site of Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans to discuss the one-hour film narrated by Cris Collingsworth.
The second NFL Characters Unite documentary airs Friday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. on USA.