A new television show starring a former NFL player has brought a lot of attention to the sport.
The show, titled “Pony Plays,” follows a high school football team in rural Alabama and features an unlikely trio of former NFL players who try to bring attention to their community’s needs.
Former Alabama linebacker and current ESPN analyst D.J. Fluker and former Tennessee quarterback Chris Johnson also star in the series, which premieres Sunday.
The cast includes Johnson, who has a large following on social media after his appearance on “Last Man Standing.”
Johnson also plays the lead in the show, which will be shown on ESPN.
“When we got the opportunity to work with D.D. and Chris Johnson, I was so impressed with their commitment and commitment to their communities,” Johnson said.
“We all have the same goal of helping to build a better Alabama.
I’m excited to be able to help their cause.”
The show is the latest in a string of shows from former NFLers who are doing community work.
Former Alabama defensive lineman and current NFL player, Nick Saban, created a foundation to raise money for his alma mater, Alabama, with the help of former Alabama defensive linemen and current Alabama players.
The Saban Foundation has been named one of the Top 10 charities in the nation, according to the nonprofit’s website.
“I am proud to work alongside the very best in the business to help our community,” Saban said in a statement.
“In addition to my work with our foundation, I will be supporting a community effort in the city of Birmingham that provides essential services for residents, students and families, including shelter, transportation, medical and nutrition, and more.”
As a former player myself, I am truly honored to be a part of the effort.
“The Saban Family Foundation has already raised $6 million for the city’s schools.
Johnson is now one of Alabama’s top prospects, according the 247Sports Composite rankings.
He has played in just one game for the Crimson Tide this season, an appearance in a victory over Tennessee on Oct. 10.
Johnson has been a part-time college football player since his freshman year at Alabama, starting in 2010.
He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL draft and spent the first two seasons of his NFL career with the Buffalo Sabres.
He played in three games for the Buffalo Blue Bombers last season, recording two tackles, one sack and an interception.
Johnson will return to the college ranks this fall for his senior season, which begins Oct. 11.