Fox Sports (FS1) is airing four back-to-back new episodes of NFL Films Presents on Monday, September 3, beginning at 8pm. The 9pm episode, “Indianapolis Colts: The Reich Stuff,” looks back at the team’s 4-12 campaign in 2017, and forward with the Colts’ new head coach Frank Reich, Jr. It’s his first head coach position. Reich played college football at the University of Maryland before he was chosen by the Buffalo Bills in the 1985 NFL draft. He also played with the Carolina Panthers, New York Jets, and Detroit Lions. He retired from the NFL in 1998; ten years later he started coaching with the Colts as an offensive coaching staff assistant. In 2017, as the offensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles, Reich won Super Bowl LII.
Frank Reich is the son of the late Frank Reich, Sr., who played college football for Penn State in the early 1950s. He was a three-time letter winner for the Nittany Lions (1953-1955). He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1956 NFL Draft but did not play in the league. Reich Sr. was an industrial arts teacher and football coach at Lebanon High School in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. He retired in 1992, six years before his son retired from the NFL. Reich Sr. died in 2015 at the age of 83. According to his obituary, Reich Sr was one of the last players at Penn State to play 60 minutes in a game, playing both Center and Linebacker as well as every Special Team.