4TH & GOAL is the epic tale of six young football players in their quest to join the most elite club in professional sports: the NFL. Shot over six years, we first meet DeQawn, Albert, Gibril, Tim, Randy, and Bret at the famed junior college football program at City College of San Francisco. We track their progress as they are recruited for top Division 1 college scholarships; they fan out across the country, each believing that he will be one of the chosen few who will be a "Sunday Player."
What their experience reveals is the true fate of millions of high school football players each year: only 1696 players can play on an NFL team and the cut-throat competition -- physical, intellectual, and emotional -- is what distinguishes one man's success from another man's failure. The bottleneck narrows as our characters reach the end of their college careers and the draft and recruitment process heats up. Pro-Day, Draft-Day, Training Camp -- they are all steps towards that moment that every football player dreams of. But injury, family problems, and the limits of one's abilities all conspire to some degree against each. Only one of our six young men will achieve his dream.
Who will make it and why? What their individual fates reveal is as much a prophetic tale of brotherhood, family and the harsh realities of growing up as it is about excelling on 100 yards of turf.