Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell’s life story is going from the football field to the small screen, care of CBS, TheWrap has learned.
The two-time NFL Pro Bowler is set to executive produce the multi-camera comedy “The Whole Nine,” which will be written by “Sin City Saints” co-creator Chris Case, Derek Elliot and Jack Donaldson.
The plot will follow the story of a pro football player who moves into a gated community and is surprised when his overbearing family shows up on his doorstep wanting to move in, according to the network’s description of the show.
Case, Campbell, Doug Banker of Five All in the Fifth Entertainment and Eric and Kim Tannenbaum executive produce, while Elliot and Donaldson co-executive produce.
As for Campbell’s real life story, he grew up in Denver, Colo., and was picked by the Cardinals in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft out of the University of Miami.
The 6-foot-eight, 300-pound DE has since evolved into a leader on the team and key player in the defensive scheme. He won the Arizona Cardinals 2011 Walter Payton Man of the Year award, thanks to the efforts off the field, as well as his sacks and tackles on it.
In 2015, Campbell started all 16 games with 61 tackles, five sacks, one fumble recovery and three passes defended.
As for his family, he has seven siblings (two sisters and five brothers) — all of whom he still gets on great with, according to his website.
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In honor of their father, Charles, who died in 2004, Campbell started the CRC Foundation with his sister, Keyonne, to help children and families in need.
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