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  • 4TH & GOAL is the epic story of six young men in their quest to join the most elite club in professional athletics: the NFL. Shot over six years, we first meet Deqawn, Albert, Gibril, Tim, Randy, and Bret at the famed junior college football program at City College in San Francisco. We follow them through the 2003 championship season to the top D1 collegiate teams in the nation and into their encounter with world of professional football. What their individual fates reveal is as much a prophetic tale of brotherhood, family and the harsh realities of growing up as it is about excelling on 100 yards of turf.


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  • 4TH & GOAL is the epic tale of six young football players in their quest to join the most elite club in professional sports: the NFL.

    Shot over six years, we first meet Deqawn, Albert, Gibril, Tim, Randy, and Bret at the famed junior college football program at City College of San Francisco. We track their progress as they are recruited for top D-1 scholarships and they fan out across the country, all believing that they will be one of the chosen few who will be a Sunday Player.

    What their experience reveals is the true fate of millions of high school football players each year: only 1696 players can play on a professional team and the cut-throat competition physical, intellectual, and emotional is what distinguishes one mans success from another mans failure.

    The bottleneck of professional sports narrows as our characters reach the end of their college careers and the professional draft and recruitment process heats up. Pro-Day, Draft-Day, Training Camp they are all steps towards that moment that every football player dreams of. But injury, disappointment, family problems, and the limits of ones abilities all conspire to stop each man from achieving his dream.

    Who will make it and why? What their individual fates reveal is as much a prophetic tale of brotherhood, family and the harsh realities of growing up as it is about excelling on 100 yards of turf.

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