We are Marshall - Full Screen (2006 Movie) - Football is a game that knocks you down, then expects you to get back up. Life hit the West Virginia town of Huntington and its Marshall University even harder. When it did, Jack Lengyel came by to help pull them onto their feet by taking the job no one wanted: rebuilding the Marshall football program only months after a plane crash wiped out Marshall's beloved Thundering Herd. Matthew McConaughey portrays Lengyel, the energetic, compassionate coach of inexperienced players whose chances of victory are slim and none. They'll go with the slim. And as they do, their true-life story of heart, healing, and football will thrill and inspire you. It's game day. Time to play till the whistle blows!
Return of the Thundering Herd - That's more than a team on the Marshall U. gridiron. It's a storied link to a college and a community that faced the worst and found its best. Return of the Thundering Herd tells the uplifting story of the school that overcame the deaths of most of its football team, coaches, and many devoted fans in a devastating 1970 plane crash. The movie We Are Marshall captures the inspiring heart of that triumph. Out of the ashes rises a football program measured in wins, respect and lasting tribute to events of a bitter November night. Go Herd!