You’ve got to see this VIDEO … “Season of Lifetime” trailer with Greenville football coach Jeremy Williams

Greenville High football coach Jeremy Williams, who has inspired many with his upbeat and positive attitude after being diagnosed with a terminal illness, is being profiled in a documentary by Rick Cohen, the executive producer of Atlanta-based FishEye Media, Inc.

Here is a trailer from the “Season of a Lifetime” documentary. And if the rest of it is anything like this clip, WOW! Let me set up the clip:

Williams, whose health has deteriorated in recent months, returned to the University of Memphis for the spring football game in April. Williams was a four-year starter at safety for the Tigers from 1990-93. Memphis decided to rename its MVP award from the spring game after Williams, beginning this year. Roll clip …

A few other notes about the clip: Memphis head coach Larry Porter is also a former star player (running back) at the school, playing all four years together with Williams.  The two former teammates still have a lot of respect and admiration for each other, with Porter telling the Memphis Commercial Appeal, “Jeremy and I came to Memphis together, we both played high school football in Columbus, Ga. He’s a man’s man that I’ve always admired. I don’t say this just to be saying it, but if I could be half the man he is I’d be totally satisfied in life. He’s a Christian man, he’s a great husband, a tremendous father and a great leader.” (To read the rest of the terrific story, please click here)

Marcus Ball

Who was the first winner of the Jeremy Williams MVP award for the Memphis spring game? None other than Atlanta’s own Marcus Ball, younger brother of former Georgia Tech QB Reggie Ball. Marcus was one of Georgia’s top prospects out of Stephenson High School in 2006, signing with Florida State. He had a tumultuous second season at FSU before deciding to transfer, spending one year in junior college before ending up at Memphis. To his credit, Marcus (6 foot, 200 pounds) appears to have resurrected his football career with the Tigers, and is an all-star candidate (and NFL prospect) at free safety.

Back to the “Season of a Lifetime” documentary: Cohen and crew will be following Williams and Greenville High this season. On Friday, they filmed the Team’s BBQ held at the new house of the Williams which was constructed by the ABC-TV show “Extreme Home Makeover.” (Click here for “Makeover” story)

What are YOUR thoughts on the trailer? Please post below.

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24 comments Add your comment

Glory Glory

June 14th, 2010
10:50 am

Reggie Ball….. One of UGA’s finest MVPs!!!

4th Down!!!!!!!!!!

GO DAWGS!!!!!!

btgt69

June 14th, 2010
11:01 am

I lived in Memphis from 1981 thru 2003 and well remember many great Memphis games at the Liberty Bowl. Jeremy was a major force on the field, a real tiger. Jeremy is another “John wooden” in my opinion, great chracter and zest for life and sports. He is an inspiration on the “right way” to live our lives.
Glory, Glory, I will pray that you will focus on the inspirational meaning of this story, and not be so immature to focus on a negative.

Paddy

June 14th, 2010
11:14 am

Glory,Glory…wake up child and get with the program! Not a proud moment for Dawg fans when you read stuff like Glory Glory posts.

Jaydawg

June 14th, 2010
11:42 am

Reggie
Ball will always hold a special place in our hearts but this is not the place to discuss that.

UGA owns you tasty bees..

June 14th, 2010
11:48 am

Yeah, its almost as sickening as giving the Ball kid half of the headline, and making such an honorable coach share space? If they can somehow attach reggie’s little brother to this story, we can speculate on his older brother’s accomplishments. The greatest of all being “4th and Dumb: the Reggie Ball Story” Best part was, after he cost the bees that game, he was in the locker saying “Its just a game, dawg” over and over. Yes, he referred to his teammates as “dawgs” lol

Johnboy

June 14th, 2010
11:48 am

This is very appropriate and touching and speaks volumes about what is good and right about sports.I was born in Memphis & watched lots of TIGER games as a kid. I never knew that Jeremy was a Tiger and that Marcus had landed there. I’m glad that Marcus doesn’t have to listen to the crap that still gets dished out about his brother and that he is resurrecting his own career @ UM. A wonderful honor for Jeremy and a fitting award for Marcus, may it inspire him to an awesome career!

UGA owns you tasty bees..

June 14th, 2010
11:49 am

That explains everything, he thought he was playing for UGA the whole time..

JB

June 14th, 2010
12:04 pm

Reggie, after a beat down in Athens…………………” It’s a game dog”
We really miss Reggie in Athens…………What was Gailey thinking?

JB

June 14th, 2010
12:05 pm

Add “just”

zincc

June 14th, 2010
1:21 pm

My goodness people, can’t you focus on the inspiration of the man? Please notice, he is facing his greatest challenge and all you “people” (and I use the term loosely) can focus on is the battle between the two schools.

Mr. Williams, please know that your battle is being well fought and many people are praying for you and your family (not just the biological family but your football family as well).

Bobby Coomers

June 14th, 2010
2:22 pm

Sounds like a great inspirational story. I can’t wait to watch it!

tasty bees – if Reggie was in the locker room saying that, which I don’t doubt, I’m sure he didn’t call his teammates “dawgs”… he might have said “dog”, but I’m pretty sure he didn’t say “dawg”. You know what i’m sayin dog? Get a grip man!

UGA owns you tasty bees..

June 14th, 2010
2:28 pm

lol bobby you are an idiot. the plural wasn’t intended in the quotation. What was COMPLETELY intended, was the way i pointed out he referred to his fellow players as (dog) which JUST SO HAPPENS to be OUR MASCOT, the same one that JUST SO HAPPENED to be the team he blew it against. Lemme know if i need to slow down for you, so you can catch up to the rest of the class.. Now, the underlying tone i was setting in my comment, was my distaste for how the AJC turned a good heart-warming article about a fine man in Jeremy Williams, into some sort of “where are they now: The Balls” Are you really as dense as your comments make you out to be?

UGA owns you tasty bees..

June 14th, 2010
2:29 pm

Bobby, it now seems to me , that you are the one losing your grip..

UGA owns you tasty bees..

June 14th, 2010
2:31 pm

“Its Just a Blog Dog, its just a Blog”

matte R

June 14th, 2010
4:00 pm

This is NOT about UGA or Marcus Ball. It is about the inspirational story of Jeremy Williams. It is sad that the title reflects what is thought to draw people to read or view the video. Jeremy and the documentary being produced about him, his family, and his team will be amazing. It is not a story of a man dying of ALS. It is a story of how he has lived his life, inspired others, and how he will lead his team toward a state final run at the Georgia Dome.

Paddy

June 14th, 2010
5:14 pm

UGA owns you tasty bees….it is just a blog, yes. But at some point you would hope that some folks would realize that they are exposing their lack of upbringing and lack of class.

joann bailey

June 15th, 2010
9:39 am

I WATCHED THE EPISODE OF EXTREME MAKEOVER OF MR. WILLIAMS AND CRIED THE WHOLE TIME. WHAT A WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING. HE CARE ABOUT THESE YOUNG MEN WHO HE COACHES AND YOU COULD SEE THE LOVE THEY GAVE TO HIM, IT DID NOT MATTER THE RACE OF THE YOUNG MAN, THEY ALL LOVE THIS MAN. WHAT A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF A ROLE MODEL. GOD BLESS THIS MAN.

Football Fan

July 8th, 2010
6:34 pm

This man is a man of character and is dying. Why the inane Reggie Ball posts?

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