While the sport of football is itself great, it’s the stories of the men who play the game that intensify our connection to the game.
“Before the Beginning with Chris Polk” is a 20-minute film from Athlete Interactive that chronicles the University of Washington running back’s preparation for the Combine, both physically and emotionally.
Another short film should be made about Polk’s post-Combine experience getting the NFL. One of the best running backs in the country fell out of the draft entirely due to what he says are unfounded rumors about his health. He didn’t miss a game in three years, so the slide and speculation will certainly go down as one of the strangest occurrences of the 2012 draft.
Thankfully for Polk, though, he was snapped up quickly by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted rookie free agent. In an interview with CSNPhilly’s Reuben Frank, Polk talked about the experience of going undrafted. “It was shocking.It was humbling.”
Disappointment is a part of life, an...