Jersey, The (television)

Jersey, The (television) Half-hour original series on Disney Channel; beginning September 24, 1999. Two teens’ love of sports takes on a life of its own through the fantastic powers of an old football jersey. Each time the 13-year-old cousins don the jersey, they enter a magical portal that transports them into the world of professional athletics, placing them directly into the shoes of major sports celebrities. Stars Michael Galeota (Nick Lighter), Courtnee Draper (Morgan Hudson), Jermaine Williams (Coleman Galloway), Theo Greenly (Elliot Rifkin). Sports superstars guest on each episode. Based on a January 30, 1999, Disney Channel half-hour special entitled The Magic Jersey.