Last year, the Detroit Lions debuted a video series entitled “Under the Helmet.” The weekly series gave fans an inside look into a specific player and who they are as a person. For example, we got to see a teary-eyed Jarrad Davis talk about the hardships of growing up with a father deployed oversea in the Navy for most of his childhood. Glover Quin opened up about how Hurricane Harvey caused him to reevaluate his life priorities.
The series was so successful and well made that the Lions won a Michigan Emmy Award for Best Sports Program Series.
Well, the series has returned in 2019 with defensive end Romeo Okwara kicking off the season. Take a look:
It’s a pretty whimsical start to the series, as Okwara speaks about his unique hobbies including collecting typewriters, vintage cameras and his love of classic music.
Then it takes a turn exploring Okwara’s upbringing in Nigeria and how his parents instilled the work ethic that he still carries with him today. Finally, the documentary closes out with some impressive photography from Okwara himself.
It’s a great start to the series, and we’re excited to see what else “Under the Helmet” has in store for us this season.