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 Favre. Relentless 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 Allen, Chris Carter, Jonathan 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.