Fran Tarkenton SEC Storied episode to premiere on September 4
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Fran Tarkenton SEC Storied episode to premiere on September 4

Fran Tarkenton

Georgia football legend Fran Tarkenton will be featured in his own episode of SEC Storied next month on the SEC Network.

“Scramblin’ Fran” is set to premiere on Tuesday, September 4 at 9:00pm ET. The episode will then re-air several times afterwards.

In three seasons at Georgia, Fran Tarkenton completed 186 of 317 passes for 2,100 yards and 18 touchdowns. Scramblin’ Fran also rushed 155 times for 219 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Tarkenton led the Bulldogs to the 1959 SEC Championship. He was also named First Team All-SEC in 1959 and 1960.

Below is a description of the episode from ESPN:

Maybe the most important decision Fran Tarkenton ever made was in 1957, when as a high school senior leading Athens High School to the Georgia state championship, he went with his heart and chose to go to the University of Georgia over Georgia Tech and Auburn. The rest is football history.

Directed by Jay Jackson and Ryan Kelly of NFL Films, “Scramblin’ Fran” tells the story of the quarterback’s unlikely rise at Georgia, highlighted by a memorable SEC title in 1959. The film traces his steps toward a long, successful pro career that saw him go from an unconventional, trailblazing “scrambler” with the Vikings to veteran savior with the Giants, to an icon in Minnesota who, in his second stint with the team, led them to three Super Bowls.

Now a successful entrepreneur, Tarkenton will proudly retrace his steps – from his beginnings in Georgia all the way to a return visit to Athens for “G-Day” in 2018 – in this documentary about a football legend.

Below is a trailer for the show, which also includes bits from two other new episodes featuring former Arkansas golfer Stacy Lewis and sportswriter Grantland Rice.


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