Jim Mancari, ContributorNew York Giants players Victor Cruz and Mark Herzlich were featured as part of the USA Network’s award-winning “NFL Characters Unite” public service campaign.
The third annual documentary, presented by GMC, profiles NFL stars as they share deeply personal stories of overcoming prejudice, bullying and discrimination, with the goal of helping young people who are currently facing similar challenges.
The weekly vignette and webisode series kicked off Dec. 2 and will wrap up with the premiere of the one-hour documentary on Jan. 31 – the Friday before Super Bowl XLVIII. The documentary is narrated by former NFL star and NBC Sunday Night Football Emmy-winning sportscaster Cris Collinsworth.
Other participating NFL players include Randall Cobb, Nick Mangold, Ray Rice, Charles Tillman, J.J. Watt and Dez Bryant.
Through meaningful conversations and unique one-on-one confidence building activities, the NFL leaders, both on and off the field, open lines of communication, instill courage and help the kids they meet realize that they too can achieve greatness and should “Never Say Never” to their dreams.
Below are the Cruz and Herzlich segments: