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The Road to Canton – Warren Sapp: Relentless

Posted By James Williams On July 31, 2013 @ 2:44 PM In Florida News,Insider Main,NFL,Sports Media | No Comments

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NFL Network feature on soon to be Hall of Famer Warren Sapp.

Debuting  Friday at 8 p.m. ET,  The Road to Canton – Warren Sapp: Relentless chronicles the life of Warren Sapp. The one-hour special features footage of Sapp’s undeniable talent as a high school standout, his transformation at the University of Miami, and his dominance in the NFL.

Before Sapp was a 300-pound force on the defensive line, the Plymouth, Florida native was a slimmed-down tight end, punter and kicker at Apopka High School.  When the future NFL Defensive Player of the Year put on 70 pounds as a freshman at Miami, he changed positions to defensive line and his Hall of Fame career was launched.

Despite being a top NFL prospect, Sapp fell in the 1995 NFL Draft. During the program, Warren Sapp opens up about the experience and mistakes in judgment which caused the fall – including his admittance to marijuana use. His mother, Annie Roberts, reflects on the tumultuous time in her son’s life.

Once solidified in the NFL, Sapp developed a fierce rivalry with quarterback Brett FavreRelentless chronicles the long-standing on-the-field battle which turned into a friendship bonded by mutual admiration.

Relentless features interviews with the most impactful people in Sapp’s life:

·         Chip Gierke –Warren Sapp’s high school football coach

·         Derrick Brooks

·         John Lynch

·         Tony Dungy

·         Brett Favre

·         Jon Gruden

·         Bryan Glazer

·         Drew Rosenhaus

NFL Network broadcasts exclusive coverage of the 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony Saturday at 7 p.m. ET

The 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class is highlighted by NFL Network analyst and 13-year NFL veteranWarren Sapp.  Former NFL players Larry AllenChris CarterJonathan Ogden, Curley Culp & Dave Robinson and former head coach Bill Parcells complete the 2013 Class.  A contingent of 130 Hall of Fame legends will participate in the 2103 Enshrinement Ceremony to celebrate the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s 50th anniversary.

 

 


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