‘The Jim Lindsey Story’ Documentary Film Narrated by Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones
Got the news today that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will headline an upcoming documentary titled “The Jim Lindsey Story.” The film covers the career of Jones’ one-time teammate and business partner. The project is being produced by Emmy Award winners Larry Foley and Dale Carpenter.
If you are a diehard Razorback fan then you should know that Jones and Lindsey played together during the University of Arkansas’ 1964 national championship football season. Between 1963 and 1965, the Razorbacks captured 22-straight victories. That streak remains a school record. According to Foley, Lindsey helped lead the Hogs to the championship.
Jones said he first became “sold” on Lindsey while traveling to games. “He was my bus riding partner. We would talk about our dreams, our ambitions,” Jones said. “I remember his insight into life was amazing at such a young age.”
In 1965, the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings drafted Lindsey in the 2nd round. The Razorback competed as a running back for seven seasons in Minnesota. Coach Bud Grant named Lindsey a team captain. In 1969, the Vikings won the NFL title.
During off seasons Lindsey bought and sold real estate in Northwest Arkansas. According to Lindsey, he started making more money selling property than playing football. After retiring from the NFL, Lindsey began developing homes and apartments. Lindsey now owns and operates more than 37,000 apartment units and 42 golf courses.
“Lindsey is an influential business leader whose story needs to be told,” Foley said. “This film is a must-see for Arkansans.”
This film is an Southern success story. It is about a delta boy who went from the henhouse to the penthouse. Lindsey has seized victories in both business and athletics. He may have not been the fastest or the strongest, but with intelligence and determination, Lindsey has become one of the most accomplished athletes in Arkansas history.
In addition, “The Jim Lindsey Story” features interviews with College Football Hall of Fame coach Frank Broyles, former Arkansas head coach Ken Hatfield, former NFL players Fred Cox and Dave Osborn, and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Bud Grant. The film is scheduled to release fall 2013. For more information, visit jimlindseystory.com.
See the movie trailer below from YouTube.