Angie Harmon: Happy to Be Raising a Football-Obsessed Daughter

PHOTO: Angie Harmon visits at SiriusXM Studio, Jan. 29, 2014 in New York.Robin Marchant/Getty Images
Angie Harmon visits at SiriusXM Studio, Jan. 29, 2014 in New York.

Actress Angie Harmon and her former NFL star husband Jason Sehorn have three beautiful daughters - Finley, 10, Avery, 8, and Emery, 5.

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But for a former All-Pro like Sehorn, especially around Super Bowl time, you need a football buddy to root on your team.

Enter Avery, who Harmon said is "very athletic and loves" football.

"She carries a football in her backpack, one of those Nerf ones and it's lime green and it's so cool!" Harmon told ABC News. "She loves to be able to play with the boys and she is 8. Of course, her father is trying to teach her the perfect spiral and all of that."

Harmon added that Sunday's big game is "all about getting friends together and my favorite is when the email goes out saying 'Who wants to come over for Super Bowl? Kids are welcome too!'"

The "Rizzoli & Isles" star, 41, spoke to ABC News as part of a cause that is very near and dear to her heart, being an ambassador for UNICEF.

Just last week, Harmon returned from her visit to Nicaragua for UNICEF's program that focuses on global child protection from child trafficking, violence and other abuses.

"How are you supposed to stop it if you don't have anybody out there making people aware," she said of taking on the role and seeing the abuse firsthand. "UNICEF is on the ground in 190 countries. It's an organization in my opinion that actually does work and does make a difference. To be a vessel for them, I'm completely honored."

Harmon was adamant about making people aware of the tragic things she saw on her trip.

"There was one point at a garbage dump, there were children 4 and 5 years old, they were sifting through garbage and trying to figure out, is this an object they could sell, something they could eat," she said.

She added that the organization has gone in and created peer-to-peer organizations and the love among the older children she saw was tremendous.

"It's almost like a youth group, and these kids are just incredible," she said. "They care so much about their peers, they care so much about the children of their country."