ESPN ‘30 For 30′ Showcases The Career of Marcus Dupree In ‘The Best That Never Was’

November 10th, 2010 - 9:20 pm ICT by GD  

By Meena Kar
dupree_t290Nov 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Tuesday night’s documentary on ESPN ‘30 For 30′ showcased the rise and fall of one of the most controversial footballs stars, Marcus Dupree. The show focused on the high school career of one of the most talented player in high school football who ruined his chances of NFL greatness due to some bad choices at the beginning of his career. The show also focused on his present life where he is a truck driver in Philadelphia.

The documentary showcased the sheer talent of Marcus Dupree in the clips from his high-school days. The clips proved that not only was he a physical specimen par excellence but also a genuine sports talent. In 1983, however, the first blow to his career came when he decided to quit the University of Oklahoma due to differences with the coach. He later ended up with the USFL where a bad injury side-lined him for another 5 years. At this point, Marcus Dupree worked in his mother’s garage where his mother kept a close look on him so that he did not commit suicide.

In the rather uplifting part of the documentary, Marcus Dupree’s determination for success finally landed him in the NFL but he was past his best by then. Marcus Dupree played two season’s with the Los Angeles Rams where he played 15 games before retiring. The documentary directed by Jonathan Hock would serve as an eye opener for talented youngsters who get carried away by early success. Marcus Dupree was also seen to be emotional when the clips of his high-school days were shown to him.

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