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Long Beach Poly High School, the tradition-rich football power in Southern California, is where wide receiver DeSean Jackson first showed off his talent. Now, it's where former Redskins linebacker Antonio Pierce has been showing off his coaching skills.
You'll get the added benefit of seeing it happen, too, thanks to Hudl.com, which is giving subscribers a six episode documentary from USA Football called "Football For Life," giving an inside look at the payers, coaches and values taught at the high school level.
Fourty-eight hours after the first episode's debut -- Thursday, Sept. 3, at 11 a.m. ET -- the show will be available at usafootball.com
"This series is bigger than Long Beach Poly – it shares the essence and tells the story of high school football," said Pierce, who played with the Redskins from 2001-2004. "High school football is special – it's exceptional in what it gives and demands of young men. USA Football and Hudl get it. We're excited to be part of this and help others see how our sport brings the best out of our kids. You can learn life lessons in many sports, but they're most pronounced and strongest in football."
This year Long Beach Poly has the toughest high school schedule in the country.
Jackson, who played basketball and football there, recorded 843 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns as well as 2 scores as a rusher in his senior year.
Pierce made his biggest contribution to the Redskins in the fourth and final year of his contract, when he collected 112 tackles and two interceptions.