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10 Inspirational Biography Films About Sportsmen

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6. The Express
“You can reach everything, but…”
This is the story of Ernie Davis, the black man who was a true natural athlete and could achieve results and be a champion in any sport. He chose American football where he excelled at Sryacuse University. This film is not only about sports, but also about the life of the African-American people in in the U.S. in the 1940’s and 1950’s; about the difficulties they experienced in the community and how much more effort they had to exert in order to overcome prejudice and to prove their worth as human beings . This is a real story about a guy who was able to escape and cope with everything except for his own destiny. There are way too many movies about racism in the US, but this true-life story, amazing camera work and increadible direction makes this one of the best sport dramas of all time. Sadly Ernie the first black man to win the coveted college football Heissman Trophy in 1961 , never played a professional game. He had been drafter by the Washington Red Skins, traded to the Cleveland Browns but had his career and life cut short by leukimia passing away in 1962.