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Disney Channel's The Jersey

The Jersey

Seasons: 3 Year: 1999 - 2004
Original Run: January 30, 1999

Cast: McNally Sagal, Michael Galeota and Theo Greenly

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Show Description

The Jersey is a sports fantasy sitcom featured on the Disney Channel and adapted from Gordon Korman's book series, The Monday Night Football Club.

Four teenaged friends stumble upon a mystical football jersey that has the power to transport the wearer into the bodies of actual professional athletes. The premise is similar to the TV cult favorite, Quantum Leap, in that each episode features a different notable athlete. The athletes involved is a quite impressive list, including Peyton Manning, Tony Gonzalez, Sergei Federov, Tony Hawk, David Robinson, Donovan McNabb, Michael Andretti, Laila Ali and Stephon Marbury, to name a handful.

In true Disney fashion, The Jersey sought to impart an important life lesson from each featured athlete, along with entertaining action scenes involving the featured sport. The series allowed viewers to see many of their sports idols in different settings and gave them an aura of "realness," which similarly-themed programs avoided.

The four regular "stars" of The Jersey were Michael Galeota, Courtnee Draper, Jermaine Williams and Brianne Prather.

Trailer/Scene from The Jersey