It was one of the saddest stories of the year. Zaevion Dobson, a 15-year old football player from Tennessee, shielded two young girls from gun fire lost his life before he had the chance to live much of it.
Now, he’s the subject of ESPN’s latest documentary in their “30 for 30” series, which will take a closer look at his life and the legacy he left behind.
On Monday, the official “30 for 30” Twitter account shared a teaser of what we can expect later this week.
He sacrificed his life to save others.
Our latest ESPN Film, #24Strong – the story of Zaevion Dobson, airs Thurs. at 7:30 ET on ESPN2. pic.twitter.com/SgVqVTM7qX
— 30 for 30 (@30for30) September 25, 2017
At only 15 years old, Dobson showed more courage than most grown, fully-matured adult would be capable of. An instance of bravery so noteworthy, that President Obama addressed his family directly for their loss, and honored his memory.
In a political climate that seeks to marginalize and demonize people of color, particularly African-American men, Dobson managed to cut through the noise and emerge as a real world hero.
ESPN will run “24Strong” on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
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