Joe Delaney's story will be told by ESPN's 30 for 30

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ESPN will be doing a 30 for 30 film on Joe Delaney, the former KC Chiefs running back who died while trying to save three kids from drowning in a pond.

The story of the late Joe Delaney is so unbelievable that it should be made into a movie. Something like that may be in the works.

A film crew for ESPN's wonderful 30 for 30 series was spotted at Delaney's former college, Northwestern State. They were there working on the Joe Delaney episode, according to Doug Ireland, the SID at Northwestern State.

No word on an air date or any other schedule of when we might see it. This is the first I've heard of it.

Heading the film crew was producer Grant Curtis, most recently an executive producer for 2013's well-received "Oz the Great and Powerful" film,  a producer on  the "Spiderman" series of three hit movies and the producer of the 2000 supernatural thriller film "The Gift" starring Cate Blanchett and co-written by Billy Bob Thornton.

Two of Delaney's teammates at NSU, Jack "Britt" Brittain Jr. and Van Kyzar, were extensively interviewed about Delaney. The crew is slated to interview Delaney's widow, Carolyn, and his college coach at Northwestern, A.L. Williams, among others on Tuesday.

They also filmed at the stadium and the track complex, among other places on campus, since he was a star at both.

Just over a week ago we passed the 31st anniversary of the death of Delaney, who drowned while trying to help three kids make it out of the water safety. Delaney, the 1981 rookie of the year for the Chiefs, could not swim but went in anyway.

This 30 for 30 episode will have to be very, very good to compete with the Chiefs piece on Delaney, which you can watch here.

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