If Texas high school football is religion, America "Ricky" Brown (Ryan Kwanten) is the Chosen One. The burden of this obsessive sub-culture, and the recent death of his fanatical older brother (Michael Rapaport), drives Ricky to run away from the football chieftains and his despairing mother (Karen Black). Ricky heads east, turning up on the Brooklyn doorstep of the last homegrown disciple of gridiron, John Cross (Hill Harper), a young Catholic priest who still wrestles with his own Texas demons. Ricky's fraught and intense friendship with John and the comforting embrace of the two women he befriends (Natasha Lyonne and Elodie Bouchez), serve as catalysts for him to turn and face his life with pride and dignity. An uplifting story about the human spirit in crisis.