Hard Knocks: W5
Catalogue Number: CTV799
Subject: Biography, Criminal Justice & Law, Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, Guidance, Health, Social Issues, Sociology, Sports
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2019
Running Time: 10:30
The Ottawa Redblacks' Sherrod Baltimore shares his story of overcoming adversity and violence to live out his dream in the CFL.
Violence was a daily occurrence in the neighbourhoods where Baltimore grew up. He was robbed at gunpoint when he was 12 and his cousin was murdered in what was believed to be a targeted shooting. Our TSN/W5 crew interviewed Baltimore’s former high school football and basketball coaches. They also identified Baltimore as a special player. High school football coach Ray Farmer shared that Baltimore was so well liked that rival gangs from the Washington, D.C., area would call a truce and come to watch Baltimore play high school football.
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