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“The Jim Lindsey Story” debuts this football season

FAYETTEVILLE — The film profiling legendary Razorback and entrepreneur Jim Lindsey tours Arkansas this fall. “The Jim Lindsey Story” premieres less than 48 hours before Coach Bret Bielema’s team kicks-off the 2013 football season.

Narrated by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, the “Lindsey Story” debuts Aug. 29 in Fayetteville. Screening locations include the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival and Lindsey’s hometown, Forrest City.

The documentary shows how he evolved from a child to the influence he is today,” Jones said. “It depicts his will, desire and ambition to achieve.”

Born in the Arkansas Delta, Lindsey captured victories in football and business. Lindsey played for the University of Arkansas’ 1964 national championship team. In 1965, the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings drafted the Razorback in the 2nd round. As a captain for the Vikings, Lindsey won the 1969 NFL title.

During offseasons, the athlete bought and sold real estate in Northwest Arkansas. According to Lindsey, he started making more money selling property than playing football. After retiring from the NFL, Lindsey began developing homes and apartments. He now owns and operates more than 37,000 apartment units and 42 golf courses.

Emmy Award winners Larry Foley and Dale Carpenter executive produced the film. “The Jim Lindsey Story” is the first grand opening for 25-year-old director Clint Fullen.

“As a young filmmaker, this project was an amazing experience,” Fullen said. “I could not have asked for better collaborators. I am very anxious to share the work with Razorback fans.”

“Lindsey is an influential business leader whose story needs to be told,” Foley said. “This film is a must-see for Arkansans.”

DVDs will be for sale Aug. 30. Customers can pre-order the film at jimlindseystory.com. A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Razorback Foundation.

A trailer and two previews of “The Jim Lindsey Story” are available online.