Brackett Among NFL Players Considered for "Super Ad"
INDIANAPOLIS – One of Gary Brackett's most memorable moments an NFL player?
It was one his first moments as an NFL player.
And beginning Friday, Colts fans can help decide if the story of that moment will help the Colts' middle linebacker "make" the Super Bowl.
Brackett, a six-year veteran and the Colts' defensive captain, was among four Colts players – with Marlin Jackson, Darrell Reid and Raheem Brock being the others—who told their stories as part of the NFL's "Super Ad: Believe in Now" promotion.
Brackett's story told how he – as an undrafted rookie free agent – was unexpectedly put in the lineup during the first preseason game of his NFL career in 2003.
"My eyes got big," Brackett told NFL Films. "I was surprised, I was anxious, I was nervous. Being the middle linebacker I had to call the plays. I just didn't want to call the wrong defense."
Brackett is featured in a head-to-head competition against his rivals from the AFC South in the promotion. NFL Films traveled to NFL training camps and team facilities to capture the players' stories and now fans have the opunity to hear the stories.
Fans will vote on the 24 stories from AFC players on nfl.com/superad from December 4-17.
Four AFC stories, one from each division, will be selected to continue to the "Championship Round," where they will compete against four videos from the NFC, as well as one wildcard video.
The Championship Round runs from December 18, 2008 – January 4, 2009. Fans will have eighteen days to vote for their favorites with a Super Bowl appearance on the line.
Fans can visit the "All Videos" section to watch all 210 NFL players' stories posted on nfl.com/superad. Fans will then watch the winning pitch, and the player who told it, during Super Bowl XLIII on Sunday, February 1 on NBC.