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New Documentary to Feature Life of Steelers Coach Bill Cowher



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Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher gives his Hall of Fame speech in Canton Ohio, Aug. 8, 2021. -- Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

Season three of the NFL Icons documentary series will feature former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher, MGM and NFL Films announced on Wednesday.

The hour-long show will premiere on Nov. 4 and be narrated by Rich Eisen. It will be streamed live on the MGM+ network, formerly known as Epix.

Cowher continues the tradition of Pittsburgh-area athletes featured by the program. Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis and Beaver Falls native Joe Namath appeared in the first season in 2021 and former Steelers cornerback and assistant coach Tony Dungy had his story told in 2022.

In addition to Cowher, the third season of the show will also feature former Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown, Oakland Raiders cornerback Charles Woodson and Chicago Bears linebacker Mike Singletary.

“NFL Icons, from the acclaimed and gifted storytellers at NFL Films, and narrated by the remarkable Rich Eisen, has become a fan favorite at MGM+,” said Michael Wright, head of MGM+. “NFL Icons fits perfectly into MGM+’s growing stable of compelling and entertaining docuseries. It entertains and inspires, celebrating the careers of the most iconic competitors the league has produced, their unique personal journeys, and the incredible impact they have made on and off the gridiron.”

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Former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher gives the commencement speech at Duquesne University, May 5, 2023. — Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

A Crafton native, Cowher played football at NC State and for the Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles before taking up coaching. He worked for the Browns and Kansas City Chiefs as special teams coach, defensive backs coach and defensive coordinator before Dan Rooney hired him as the 15th Steelers head coach in 1992.

Cowher was a two-time NFL Coach of the Year selection and had a career record of 149-90-1. He won two AFC Championship Games and one Super Bowl. He retired in 2006.

Cowher was inducted into the Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor in 2019 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2020. Since his retirement, Cowher has been a part of the The NFL Today pregame show on CBS.

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