For Immediate Release
July 6, 2017


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), its content subsidiary Athlete Content and Entertainment (ACE Media) and ABC’s Family Feud have teamed up for a special episode of “Celebrity Family Feud,” set to air on SUNDAY, JULY 9 (8:00-9:00 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, as the "NFLPA All Stars" take on the "NFLPA Legends". The All Stars will be playing for Professional Athletes Foundation (PAF), while the Legends will compete to benefit Active Minds.

Emmy Award winning host, stand up comedian, actor, author and deejay, Steve Harvey will host the program. NFL active and former players  set to play on Sunday are:


  • NFLPA All Stars (Charity: PAF)

    • Le’Veon Bell – Pittsburgh Steelers running back

    • Patrick Peterson – Arizona Cardinals cornerback

    • Derrick Johnson – Kansas City Chiefs linebacker

    • Joe Thomas – Cleveland Browns offensive tackle

    • DeAndre Hopkins – Houston Texans wide receiver


  • NFLPA Legends (Charity: Active Minds)

    • Marshall Faulk – Former NFL running back selected for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011

    • Andre Reed – Former NFL wide receiver selected for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014

    • Anthony Munoz – Former NFL offensive lineman inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998

    • Derrick Brooks – Former NFL linebacker elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014

    • Rod Woodson – Former NFL cornerback and safety inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2009


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 ACE Media
ACE Media is a groundbreaking new media company focused on identifying, creating and delivering unique and compelling sports-lifestyle content featuring the world’s top athletes. Created in partnership with the NFL Players Association, ACE Media leverages unparalleled access to highlight the remarkable stories, passions and talents within the athlete community on behalf of distribution, brand and production partners. For more information, please visit

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), “Celebrity Family Feud” (ABC), “Celebrity Name Game” (SYN), “To Tell The Truth” (ABC) and “American Gods” (STARZ), among others. 
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ABC Media Relations
Marsha Smith
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