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Kevin Costner Tackles Football in 'Draft Day'

Business and Marketing Alumni, Cal State Fullerton Class of 1978

April 11, 2014

Kevin Costner’s (CSUF alum) growth spurt came a little late for him to realize his childhood dream of a professional sports career, but it came just in time for him to fulfill another dream –acting in some of the best sports movies of all time.

His latest is “Draft Day,” which follows in the cleats of baseball films “Bull Durham,” “Field of Dreams” and “For Love of the Game” and the golf-centered “Tin Cup.”

The 59-year-old actor plays the general manager of the Cleveland Browns, who is under the gun to pull off an extraordinary maneuver during the NFL draft to save his team and his reputation. In the meantime, he is trying to survive a critical period in his personal relationship with his girlfriend, played by Jennifer Garner.

Costner, a two-time Oscar winner for directing and producing “Dances With Wolves” and a graduate of Villa Park High School, is married to Orange County’s Christine Baumgartner.

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