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Tim Alexander's UAB game-ball delivery one step on a long, inspiring journey

September 9, 2017 by Alabama NewsCenter

Alabama NewsCenterTen years ago, Alexander was a star football player at Erwin High School in Center Point, Alabama, and confident he could play college football at any school in the country. But in October 2006, tragedy struck as Alexander fell victim to a car crash ...

UAB staffer Tim Alexander walks onto Legion Field a decade after being paralyzed

September 3, 2017 by SB Nation

SB NationAlexander was once a talented recruit at E. B. Erwin high school in Birmingham, Alabama back in 2006. Then he was involved in a car crash that left him paralyzed. The car careened off a cliff and when it finally came to a rest, Alexander realized he ...

Watch paralyzed Timothy Alexander walk, present UAB game ball

September 2, 2017 by

AL.comAlexander was a football player at Erwin High School but was paralyzed after a 2006 automobile accident. On Saturday before UAB's game against Alabama A&M, years of hard work and rehabilitation paid off. Alexander stepped out of his wheelchair and, ...

How Timothy Alexander helped revive UAB Football, Became Face of Program

August 31, 2017 by Birmingham Times

Birmingham TimesAt the time, few knew about Alexander, a graduate of Birmingham's E. B. Erwin High School. Alexander ... After a two-year hiatus, UAB makes its historic return to the football field as the Blazers take on Alabama Agriculture & Mechanical on Sept. 2 at ...

'Do what's right and you will be rewarded'

January 13, 2016 by Auburn Tigers Official Athletic Site

Auburn Tigers Official Athletic SiteBy the time high school seniors have played their last football game, they've heard hundreds of chalk talks and pep talks. The temptation to tune out when being spoken to is real. That's what made Rob ... As a senior at Erwin High School, he served as ...

Exclusive Interview: 'Woodlawn' Director Jon Erwin Discusses Faith, Film, and Why He Believes a Second 'Jesus ...

October 22, 2015 by Gospel Herald

Gospel HeraldWhen Hollywood director Jon Erwin and his brother Andy decided to make a film featuring the true story of the Woodlawn High School football team giving their lives to Christ during desegregation in the 1970s, they never could have imagined the kind of ...

'Woodlawn' Grosses Over $4M, Top 10 at Box Office

October 22, 2015 by Christian Post

Christian Post(Photo: Pureflix/Erwin Brothers Film)The Woodlawn High School football team, led by defensive coordinator Jerry Stears (Kevin Sizemore), top left, and head coach Tandy Geralds (Nic Bishop), pause to pray before an important game in "Woodlawn," an ...

'Woodlawn' directors counter atheists' push to eliminate campus chaplain programs

October 20, 2015 by Washington Times

Washington TimesAndy Erwin (in blue), the brother of Jon Erwin, directed Caleb Castille as former Alabama running great Tony Nathan and Nic Bishop as Tandy Gerelds. The Erwins' father, Henry “Hank” Erwin, was a young ... “Woodlawn,” which debuted Friday in theaters ...

Hollywood Director 'Absolutely Stunned' by What Happened to Hundreds of Teens Right After They Saw His New Film

October 19, 2015 by

TheBlaze.comHollywood director Jon Erwin is “absolutely stunned” by the reaction to his new film “Woodlawn,” saying that he's seen hundreds of teenagers flock to the front of church sanctuaries to accept Jesus and commit themselves to spreading love in their ...

Hollywood director: Anti-religion movement threatens university chaplain programs

October 19, 2015 by Washington Times

Washington TimesMr. Erwin and his brother, “Woodlawn” co-director Andrew Erwin, grew up with the story of Woodlawn High School in their native Birmingham. Their father, former Alabama State Senator Henry “Hank” Erwin, was a young evangelist in 1973 when he helped to ...

'Woodlawn' director hopes to spark second 'Jesus Movement'

October 16, 2015 by Christian Examiner

Christian ExaminerThe new film "Woodlawn" (PG), which hits theaters this weekend, takes a look at how the Jesus Movement impacted a high school football team in Birmingham, Alabama that was embroiled in fights and divisions between blacks and whites following ...

'Woodlawn': Racially Torn Football Team Finds Unity in Jesus Christ

October 16, 2015 by Christian Post

Christian PostAt the height of desegregation, the Birmingham, Alabama, high school team is plagued with infighting, unfair treatment of black players and a lack of unity until Hank, a sports chaplain played by "Rudy's" Sean Astin, delivers a powerful message that ...

Film 'Woodlawn' recounts team's faith after integration

October 16, 2015 by The Daily Gazette

The Daily GazetteErwin and his brother, Jon Erwin, began producing the film in 2014. Parts of it were shot at the high school and at Legion Field, where a 1974 game between Woodlawn and Banks High School drew more than 40,000 spectators. The turnout was the largest ...

'Woodlawn': Film Review

October 16, 2015 by Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterSports and religion are a potent combination, one that siblings Jon and Andrew Erwin (October Baby, Mom's Night Out) exploit to canny effect in their new film based on the real-life Woodlawn High School football team that played in a history-making ...

'Woodlawn,' the movie, opens: 7 things to know about Tony Nathan, Jon Voight and more

October 16, 2015 by

AL.comNearly a year after brothers Jon and Andrew Erwin began filming their faith-based football drama "Woodlawn," their movie opens in theater nationwide today. ... Woodlawn High School, which was established in 1916, is one of Birmingham's oldest public ...

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