Documentary on York's Bruce Arians airs tonight

Written by York Daily Record Staff | Dec 11, 2015 9:56 AM

Bruce Arians, head coach of Arizona Cardinals, runs his team through a morning session of organized team activities, or OTAs, at the Cardinals training facility in Tempe, Ariz. in June. Arians, a native of York County, was named NFL coach of the year during the 2014 season. NFL Network will highlight Arians Friday in a feature documentary "A Football Life: Bruce Arians".(Photo: Jason Plotkin/Daily Record/Sunday)

(Undated) -- Bruce Arians will be on primetime television today, when NFL Network unveils "A Football Life: Bruce Arians" at 9:00 p.m.

Arians, who attended York Catholic High School and eventually graduated from William Penn High School, has a long football resume both in the college and professional ranks. In recent years, however, he has risen to prominence as head coach of the Arizona Cardinals.

Arians won NFL Coach of the Year last season after guiding Arizona to an 11-5 record and playoff berth in the NFC. He also won NFL Coach of the Year in 2012 as interim head coach of the Indianapolis Colts.

While the NFL Films "Football Life" feature will highlight Arians' career in its entirety, York County will be a focal point. NFL Films came to the area in October to get a feel for Arians' background and upbringing, and recorded footage in the region.

Jamie Stock, a current resident of Seven Valleys, said during NFL Films' October visit to the York City restaurant BrewVino, that as a child he grew up two blocks away from Arians.

"We're just big fans, wherever he goes," Stock said of him and his friends. "Most of us are not NFL fans. It's wherever he goes we're fans of."

This article comes to us through a partnership between York Daily Record and WITF.


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