CANTON, OHIO & DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinee and 1987 Heisman Trophy winner Tim Brown, Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (“HOFV”) (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW) and Elite Holdings, LLC (“Elite”), today announced the development of The Nine, a new, one-of-a-kind documentary which will be produced in partnership with NFL Films. The Nine will profile the individuals who have both won a Heisman Trophy and have been enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame (“H2H athletes”).
In addition to Brown, H2H athletes intended to be featured in the documentary include players such as Marcus Allen, Earl Campbell, Tony Dorsett, Barry Sanders, Roger Staubach, and Doak Walker. These athletes represent one of the most exclusive clubs in all of professional sports. Lee Shaw, a close friend of Brown’s and partner in Elite Holdings realized that, “More men have walked on the moon than have won a Heisman and been enshrined into the Hall.”
Brown, who starred on the University of Notre Dame’s football team before going on to become one of the greatest wide receivers in Oakland Raiders and NFL history, will along with others serve as Executive Producer of The Nine. Production is scheduled to begin this spring with the documentary expected to be released in spring or summer of 2022.
“During my Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend, Lee told me I was only the ninth person to ever win a Heisman and be Enshrined into the Hall and I couldn’t believe it,” said Brown. “Upon talking with guys like Marcus Allen, Barry Sanders and others, we felt if we found a way to tell this story about our on-field legacies, we could create meaningful ways to leave a legacy off the field.”
Michael Crawford, President and Chief Executive Officer for HOFV, stated, “We are excited to be involved in this unique project, which aligns with our mission to honor the past and inspire the future. This project is one of several currently being developed by our burgeoning media division, and reflects our commitment to engage audiences through powerful storytelling, unique perspectives and transformative partnerships. This documentary will be a showcase into the underlying characteristics and devotion exhibited by this select group of extraordinary athletes as they both achieved and have sustained greatness.”
Elite has retained Washington, D.C.-based Aquarius Sports and Entertainment as its exclusive agency representing Elite in all commercial negotiations concerning the H2H platform.
About Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company
Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW) is a resort and entertainment company leveraging the power and popularity of professional football and its legendary players in partnership with the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Headquartered in Canton, Ohio, the Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company is the owner of the Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls, a multi-use sports, entertainment and media destination centered around the Pro Football Hall of Fame's campus. Additional information on the Company can be found at www.HOFREco.com.
About Elite Team Holdings LLC
Elite Team Holdings LLC, based in Dallas, Texas, is a sponsorship and brand management company established to promote the H2H concept for the benefit of the H2H legends and their families, by telling the story of this group of athletes who both won a Heisman Trophy and were enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Elite will produce original content and pursue sponsorship and branding opportunities around the H2H platform. The founders of Elite have also established The H2H Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to positively impacting communities and charitable causes around the country.
About NFL Films
Since 1965, NFL Films has revolutionized the way America watches football and set the standard in sports filmmaking. Exclusive all-access sound, stunning cinematography, stirring orchestral music and poignant storytelling are the trademarks of NFL Films. Winner of 123 Emmy® awards, the 46-year-old production division of the National Football League is widely recognized as the most honored filmmaker in sports.
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