Through the Banks of the Red Cedar (Post-production)a play on the Michigan State University fight song, follows the 50 year legacy of the filmmaker’s father, legendary Vikings wide-receiver Gene Washington (College Football Hall of Fame, Big Ten Ford-Kinnick Leadership Award, Michigan State Athletics Hall of Fame, 50 Greatest Vikings Honoree) and the contributions of highly decorated teammates Bubba Smith (Defensive Lineman), George Webster (Rover Back) and Clinton Jones (Running Back) and teammates who laid a foundation as MSU’s 1965& 1966 National Championship teams, the four later representing MSU as first round picks in the 1967 NFL Draft.  In an effort to better understand the impact her father, his teammates, and coaches had on the integration of Big Ten football in the 1960s, filmmaker Maya Washington follows the current MSU football program on its path to becoming the 2013 Big Ten Champions and winners of the 2014 Rose Bowl, 50 years after her father enrolled at MSU.

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