"The Underdog: Part 3" is a documentary short film about Chris Harris Jr., cornerback for the Denver Broncos. The film covers Harris's recovery from a torn ACL so he can return to professional football.Continue Reading
The short film serves as a biography of Harris and his ability to overcome adversity, which earned him the nickname Underdog. Despite this success, he went undrafted, ultimately signing with the Denver Broncos as a free agent on July 27, 2011. Harris's success as a cornerback for the Broncos has made him a hero in his hometown of Bixby, Oklahoma. The film also covers Harris's interactions with his hometown fans, and how they supported him as he recovered from a torn ACL in 2013.
Harris tore his ACL in the Divisional Playoff Game against the San Diego Chargers. After his miraculous recovery in 2014, he signed a five-year, $42 million contract with the Broncos. The film focuses on the importance of Harris's signing, and the significance of an undrafted free agent proving himself as one of the best cornerbacks in the league. The short documentary concludes with Harris reaffirming his commitment to football and the Broncos, as well as celebrating his success with his wife and child.Learn more about Art & Literature