For more than a century autumn in America has been synonymous with the spectacle the dreams and the passions of a game called football. In GRIDIRON GENERALS: A HARD-HITTING HISTORY OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL take a fascinating journey through the history of the game and discover what you didn't know about some of the most legendary college players and teams. Get an inside look into the stories of some of the game's most important innovators including Amos Alonzo Stagg Pop Warner Knute Rockne and John Heisman. Through the magic of flickering films witness the skill of stars such as Jim Thorpe Red Grange and Joe Namath. Finally find out how a game that first materialized on college campuses in the late nineteenth century became an essential part of American sports culture with millions of fans who live for the crisp clear fall days when their heroes hit the gridiron. Filled with memories of the sport's greatest players and coaches and packed with footage of their finest moments this documentary offers a definitive look at the history of college football.