[caption id="attachment_18361" align="aligncenter" width="461"] chargers.com[/caption] The première of Aussies Abroad: Darren Bennett, will air this Sunday December 23 at 9pm on ESPN, featuring the former NFL punter. Darren’s special will kick off ESPN Australia’s annual The Best of Aussies Abroad series, which will run nightly from Sunday December 23 to the première of next season’s first Aussies Abroad special, Taking A Punt, on January 1 at 9pm. In this episode, ESPN's Jason Bennett spends time with Darren and his family, discussing his remarkable career that saw him playing in the AFL for the West Coast Eagles & Melbourne Demons before heading to the US to become an NFL punter. Darren was such an exceptional punter he went on to be named the NFL’s Punter of the Decade for the 1990’s despite only starting in the League in 1995. Last month saw Darren inducted into the San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame, the first Australian ever elected to an American football Hall of Fame. As well as discussing his on-field exploits, Darren gives us an insight into his personal life and some of the struggles he and his family have endured. Darren’s 16 year-old son Will lives with muscular dystrophy and is confined to a wheelchair. This hasn't stopped Will following his love of football and he and Darren coach the local high school football team’s Special Teams unit together. Darren retired form the NFL in 2005 and has become a Godfather figure of Australian punting. His family's home in San Diego has become a halfway house for just about every Aussie who has travelled to the US to chase their punting dream. Darren and his wife Rosemary never turn anyone away and are always there to support young Aussies who need it. This is a great story about a devoted family man that will be an inspiration to any young Australians wanting to crack the big time in the NFL. Check it out this Sunday and let us know what you think!