FROM THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF "I CAN ONLY IMAGINE" & "REAGAN"
the unlikely true story of ben malcoLmson
Now in development as a major motion picture.
THIS IS A TRUE STORY OF REDEMPTION THAT CAPTURES
A PERSONAL FAITH AND A COMPASSION FOR OTHERS.
From pee-wee football dropout to the
#1 college football team in the country
and ON TO the Seattle Seahawks - the amazing,
faith-filled journey of USC's real-life Rudy.
"Ben Malcolmson has a fascinating and inspiring story to share that has touched my life, my family, and my career in ways I could never have imagined."
PETE CARROLL, HEAD COACH, SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
[ SYNOPSIS ]
Walk On is the incredible, true story of Ben Malcolmson, a fifth-grade pee-wee football dropout. As a senior journalism major at USC, Ben decided to write an article about the unheralded walk-ons of the #1 USC Trojans football team under Coach Pete Carroll, and went through the tryouts himself - just as part of his research – never hoping or dreaming he’d actually make the squad. But he did.
Sensing that God had placed him there for a reason, Ben fought through injury and adversity to remain on the team. And he became USC’s version of Rudy, complete with a Get Ben In! campaign launched by his fraternity brothers and other students determined to reward Ben's struggles and get him into a game, climaxing at the last home game of the season… against Notre Dame.
However, the tragic, untimely death of a teammate cast a long shadow on Ben’s success, and he thought his efforts to find God's purpose for him on the team were a complete and total failure. But years later, with Ben now working for Pete Carroll at the Seattle Seahawks, Ben finally learned of the profound, life-changing impact his faith and his friendship actually had on his teammates.
"An amazing story from an amazing person. Ben’s story shows that hard work and an open mind can lead to a wonderful journey."
STEVE KERR, HEAD COACH, GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS
"Walk On will motivate, challenge, and compel you to dream bigger than you think you’re capable of and to love people well along the way."
SAMANTHA PONDER, HOST, ESPN's "SUNDAY NFL COUNTDOWN"
"Walk On is an inspiring story that encourages all of us to live boldly and maximize the opportunities God gives us."
ANDREW CATHY, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CHICK-FIL-A, INC.
With a humble spirit dedicated to consistent acts of discipleship, Ben Malcolmson is an authentic voice for the power of simple obedience and trust, for what can happen when SOMEONE allows God to work in a life.
"Ben’s story will let you know you are not alone and help you find your True North. Seeking God’s plan for your life? Take this journey and…walk on!"
SHANE WILLIAMSON, PRESIDENT & CEO, FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES
Fifty-six percent of US adults cited themselves as college football fans in a recent Gallup Poll – which is more than professional baseball, basketball, hockey and soccer.
Close to half of those citing themselves as college football fans are women.
For the past college football season, nearly half the total viewers were female (about 77.5 million), about 28.7 million were Millennials ages 18-34 and 71.9 million were between the ages of 35 and 64 (which is nearly 60% of that demographics’ population).