7 Inspirational Athletes and Coaches Who Stand Tall

De La Salle HS football coach Bob Ladouceur and six other men offer inspiration for the game of football and for life.

When the Game Stands Tall, which arrives on Blu-ray and DVD Dec. 9, tells the inspirational true story of the De La Salle High School (Concord, California) football team's 151 straight victories from 1992-2004, the longest winning streak in the history of football. While the story of the streak is engaging enough, When the Game Stands Tall  dives deeper into  the De La Salle football program to show how coach Bob Ladouceur and his players became more than a football team.

To honor Ladouceur and the other key figures in the movie who stood tall in the face of adversity and stepped up when their number was called, we're highlighting seven inspirational figures in football who encourage the same emphasis on hard work, brotherhood and dedication.

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Topics: FOOTBALL | COACH | STANDS TALL