How do you remember someone who did so much in so short a time? This film produced and directed for ESPN's 30 for 30 Shorts series by Grant Curtis brings Joe Delaney back to life 32 years after his tragic death. Viewers will see him in all his glory, as an electrifying wide receiver in Haughton, Louisiana, as a tailback at Northwestern State, and as the Kansas City Chiefs' hope for the future.
The fastest running back in the NFL, he was also quick to lend a helping hand, and as his teammates, coaches and family attest, he was as wonderful off the field as he was on it. But on June 29, 1983, he went to save three boys drowning in a pond in Monroe, Louisiana - even though he himself could not swim. He died the way he lived, giving all he could.
Aired: 19 Aug 2015