“Gridiron Heroes” is the story of high school football star Chris Canales, who was paralyzed in a championship football game.
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Narrated by Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights, Battleship, Savages and Lone Survivor). “Gridiron Heroes” is the story of high school football star Chris Canales, who was paralyzed in a championship football game. The film chronicles the work of the Gridiron Heroes Spinal Cord Injury Foundation started by Chris and his father Eddie. “Gridiron Heroes” is also an examination of the game of football itself. Some of the most famous faces in the game discuss the larger problem of brain damage and spinal cord injuries that occur on the football field and a solution, “Heads up Tackling,” is presented.
Runtime: 77 minutes
CAST & CREW
Directors: Andy Lauer, Seth Camillo
Taylor Kitsch, Al Michaels, Drew Pinsky, Jerry Jones, Holly Robinson Peete
AWARDS, FESTIVALS, PUBLICITY
Award – Latin American Sports Hall of Fame
Nominee – CNN Heroes of the Year Award
Best Documentary Feature – Los Angeles Film and Script Festival
“… I can tell you that this is worth your time and money…” – The Concussion Blog
Gridiron Heroes Review: A Must See – Movie TV Tech Geeks (by SHANE MCLENDON)
Eddie Canales, founder of Gridiron Heroes, was honored at the CNN HEROES AWARDS SHOW! – Watch Video at CNN.com
Gridiron Heroes founders Eddie & Chris Canales inducted into the Latin American International Sports Hall of Fame – Read More
Eddie Canales of Gridiron Heroes featured on ESPN – Watch Video