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

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) and ABC’s Family Feud have teamed up for a special, primetime episode of “Celebrity Family Feud,” set to air on SUNDAY, JUNE 28 (8:009:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network. Ten NFL players will compete on the iconic game show to win up to $25,000 for charity. The American Team will play for the Players Assistance Trust and the National Team will play St. Jude’s Children’s Research Center.

Steve Harvey, the highly popular and Emmy Award winning host, standup comedian, actor, author and deejay, will host the program. NFL players on the two teams are:

•    NFLPA American Stars
o    Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers/wide receiver
o    Nick Mangold – New York Jets/center
o    Terrell Suggs – Baltimore Ravens/outside linebacker
o    Antonio Gates – San Diego Chargers/tight end
o    DeMarcus Ware – Denver Broncos/defensive end

•    NFLPA National Stars
o    Vernon Davis – San Francisco 49ers/tight end
o    Eddie Lacy – Green Bay Packers/running back
o    Calais Campbell – Arizona Cardinals/defensive end
o    Matt Forte – Chicago Bears/running back
o    Thomas Davis – Carolina Panthers/outside linebacker

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 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), The Returned (A&E) and Celebrity Name Game (SYN), among others.


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