The documentary, produced by ESPN, follows one former football star from each school that has advanced to the semifinals of this year's College Football Playoff (CFP). Garrison Hearst of the University of Georgia, Jason White of the University of Oklahoma, Tajh Boyd of Clemson University and Greg McElroy of the University of Alabama are featured in the project.
"Big Man Back on Campus" will give viewers an inside look at the CFP semifinalist teams as they strive to make it to the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T1 in Atlanta. Viewers will experience the journey through the eyes of the four stars as they return to the campuses and practice fields, where they reached the pinnacle of college football.
Here's background on each of the featured legends:
- Garrison Hearst, running back, UGA: 1992 All-American, 1992 SEC Player of the Year and 1992 Heisman Trophy finalist.
- Jason White, quarterback, Oklahoma: 2003 Heisman Trophy winner, 2001 BCS National Champion and 2003 All-American.
- Tajh Boyd, quarterback, Clemson: 2012 All-American and 2012 ACC Player of the Year.
- Greg McElroy, quarterback, Alabama: 2009 SEC Champion and BCS National Champion.
"Each of these four incredible athletes established themselves as campus legends during their remarkable college careers," said John Ward, SVP – Content Operations. "We're excited to give viewers a window into these unique journeys where each former player gets a chance to not only support their alma mater's team, but also to reminisce about their time in the college football spotlight."
The documentary will air on DIRECTV and U-verse platforms and DIRECTV NOW. AT&T AUDIENCE Network is available on DIRECTV Ch. 239 or U-verse TV Ch. 1114 and via live streaming on the DIRECTV and U-verse apps and DIRECTV NOW.
The College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T will air live on ESPN Monday, Jan. 8, at 8 p.m. ET.
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