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Jesus Is My Quarterback

Oct. 12, 2015
Oct. 12, 2015

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Oct. 12, 2015

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
  • By GREG A. BEDARD
  • Ohio State's Joey Bosa and Oklahoma State's Emmanuel Ogbah appear to be first-round locks, with Oakman, Michigan State's Shilique Calhoun and Oregon's DeForest Buckner likely to go on opening night if they perform well. Here are five other pure DEs who could work their way into the top round.

DAY OF ATONEMENT
  • FOR THE 82ND STRAIGHT YEAR, THERE'S NO WORLD SERIES IN OUR NATION'S CAPITAL. BUT THERE'S REASON TO BELIEVE, D.C: AFTER DECADES IN THE DESERT, ONE FAN HAS DONE HIS PART TO TURN THE FATES IN YOUR FAVOR

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Jesus Is My Quarterback

TONY NATHAN would go on to a storied college and NFL career, but in 1973 he was just a high school running back battling racial tension in segregation-scarred Birmingham. In Woodlawn, Nathan calls on his faith and talent to bravely integrate the Woodlawn High program after an evangelist unites the team in a literal come-to-Jesus moment. Former Bama DB Caleb Castille provides authenticity as Nathan and a starry supporting cast (Jon Voight as Bear Bryant, Sean Astin—aka Rudy—as the evangelist) gives the film a glossy feel. Some might be turned off by the overtly religious message within, while others might be thrilled that the son of God is practically a credited actor in the film. Regardless of religious conviction, Woodlawn shares a universal truth: Winning is sweeter when you play for a larger cause.

This is an article from the Oct. 12, 2015 issue

PHOTOCOURTESY OF ERWIN BROTHERS ENTERTAINMENT (WOODLAWN)