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The Color Orange

Even if you’re not a Vol fan, it’s worth watching.

“The Color Orange,” the Condredge Holloway Story will beon ESPN at 8:00 tonight. Holloway was the first black QB in the SEC. While at Tennessee he was known as the “Artful Dodger.” Narrated by Kenny Chesney, the story is about Holloway in 1972, as a sophomore in Big Orange Country.

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=6125657

Kenny Chesney’s documentary film takes a personal look at his boyhood idol, Condredge Holloway, a black quarterback from the University of Tennessee who faced difficulties trying to make it to the NFL.
More on the story from WBIR…

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3 thoughts on “The Color Orange”

  1. Condredge was a friend of mine from *way back* when I waited tables at O’Charley’s on the strip in Knoxville. He was dating my friend, Courtney, and they later got married and had kids. I never knew his “real” story, all the details I learned in this movie were, to say the least, fascinating! It gave me chills to watch it, and renewed my pride in the Big Orange! Having spent many times hanging out with Condredge, he never let on what a legend he was. It just goes to show you that you never know someone’s story.

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