NFL Network Show On UNI’s Warner, Hall Set To Air
The NFL Network show that brought Kurt Warner back to the UNI campus two weeks ago is scheduled to debut today (Monday, April 25, 2016).
"Back 2 Campus" features former NFL stars-turned-analysts taking a trip down memory lane as they catch up with this year's NFL draft prospects at their alma maters. The show highlights the journey to the NFL as the former players reflect on their college years and give advice to NFL prospects following in their footsteps, according to promotional material released by NFL Network.
NFL Network said the series is full of surprises, as life has changed tremendously for the analysts since the last time they stepped football on campus. From bagging groceries to leading teams to championships (as Warner did), the NFL legends offer words of wisdom to the next generation of NFL hopefuls and show that their draft pick number does determine their future.
The segment of "Back 2 Campus" with Warner is scheduled to air during today's edition of "NFL Total Access Draft Preview", which starts at 3 p.m. According to NFL Network, viewers will see Warner returning to his alma mater to meet up with cornerback Deiondre' Hall, the 2015 Missouri Valley Football Conference (MVFC) defensive player of the year. During the show, which was filmed on April 12, Warner and Hall discuss the dominant impact of football in Cedar Falls.
Warner quarterbacked the 1993 season at UNI, before his rags-to-riches path to the NFL began. The Cedar Rapids native went from a minimum-wage grocery store worker in Cedar Falls to Super Bowl Most Valuable Player (MVP) in a span of three years. He was twice named the NFL's regular-season MVP during his 10-year pro career.
In addition to Warner, other ex-NFL stars featured in the "Back 2 Campus" series are Terrell Davis, Michael Robinson, Willie McGinest, Maurice Jones-Drew and Deion Sanders.
Encores of the "Back 2 Campus" features will run throughout the week on NFL Network ahead of this weekend's draft. The segments can also be found on the official NFL YouTube channel.
For more information and to access all "Back 2 Campus" content, visit NFL.com/back2campus.