Aaron Eckhart as Darrell Royal and Finn Wittrock as Freddie Steinmark in My All American.

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My All American screened in Austin

Posted November 5th, 2015

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A large audience made up of Texas fans and standard movie-goers took in a screening of My All American on Wednesday at Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar.

Among them was Nick Rose, a senior kicker on this year’s Longhorns team. Several members of the media were also present.

The story of former Longhorns safety Freddie Steinmark will be released publicly on Nov. 13. Steinmark, a popular player on the 1969 national championship team, contracted bone cancer and had his leg amputated prior to the Cotton Bowl that season. He died more than a year later.

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Steinmark, who is played by Finn Wittrock, remains an important figure in Texas football lore. Current players slap an image of Steinmark for inspiration before taking the field at Royal-Memorial Stadium.

The audience got a good chuckle when Royal, played by Aaron Eckhart, told his team that the 6-4 record they produced in 1967 was “unacceptable” at Texas. This year’s squad is a disappointing 3-5 heading into Saturday’s home game against winless Kansas.

 

 

 

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