Nicole Beharie portrays a girl friend (Sarah Ward) and a Wife (Rachel Robinson in 42 (2013)) to men who broke the color barrier in two different sports. Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play Major League Baseball and Ernie Davis the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy.
Dennis Quaid's character plays as a coach who used to coach Jim Brown. In the movie Any Given Sunday (1990). Dennis Quaid stars as the veteran quarterback while the real Jim Brown plays as a defensive line coach.
Nicole Behari plays the girlfriend of Ernie Davis (Rob Brown) in this movie and in the movie "42" the wife of Jackie Robinson played by Chadwick Bozeman who had a brief role in "The Express" as Floyd Little.