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The docuimentary was produced by Kenny Chesney and Shaun Silva and will air this Sunday night at 9 p.m. central time as part of the SEC 'Storied' series on ESPNU. The documentary was first aired by the sports network in 2011.
Kenny chose to create the documentary because of his personal respect for Condredge Holloway. The country singer grew up idolizing the football player. Holloway was the first African-American starting quarterback in the Southeastern Conference when he played at the University of Tennessee in the early 70s.
The film highlights Holloway's life as the grandosn of a slave through his football career. Kenny grew up idolizing the Holloway and wore the former college QB's number (Kenny pictured above with his parents wearing the number 7 jersey in high school) as a result through his own high school football years.
'The Color Orange: The Condredge Holloway Story' allowed Kenny to go even further in honoring his high school idol as he helped produce the film and acted as narator for it as well.
If you didn't see the documentary when it aired originally in 2011, make sure to watch or DVR it this Sunday (1/13) at 9 p.m. central time on ESPNU.
By: Buck Stevens