Last Chance U

Last Chance U is a 2016 documentary series produced by Netflix showcasing the 2015 American football season for East Mississippi Community College . The series was released worldwide on July 29, 2016. [1] Netflix has renewed for a second season following the EMCC Lions, coach Buddy Stephens, and academic advisor Brittany Wagner. [2]


The crew followed the EMCC Lions in 2015 as they made their third consecutive national championship, fourth in five seasons. [3] The crew is on-site for a brawl that ends the team’s season and their chance at the championship.


The series Was Given a positive review by SB Nation ‘s Jason Kirk Who Summed it up as a “Carefully crafted drama with personalities to care about.” [3]


  • Coach Buddy Stephens
  • Brittany Wagner


Season 1

Player Position Transfer In Transfer Out Notes
John Franklin III QB Florida State Auburn Franklin was officially added to the Auburn football roster in 2016 and played in his first season on The Plains, recording a touchdown and two touchdowns while backing up starter Sean White . [4]
Wyatt Roberts QB Mississippi State On the show, Roberts mentions that if it does not come in, Mississippi State, where he would wait as a student and not walk-on to the football team.True to his word, Roberts did not walk to Mississippi State. [5] However, after a quarterback transferred out of the team, head coach Dan Mullen approached Wyatt, who then walked-on to the team. [6]
Dacorius (DJ) Law RB UAB Law was officially admitted to UAB after final clearance was provided on August 30, 2016.
Ronald Ollie DT Nicholls State
Marcel Andry DT Nicholls State
Gary McCrae OL Louisville
James Davis OL Mississippi State [7]
Isaiah Wright RB West Georgia Committed after following season. [8]


  • Benjamin Cotner – executive producer
  • Edgar Doumerc – sound department
  • Joe Labracio – executive producer
  • Adam Leibowitz – producer
  • Lisa Nishimura – executive producer
  • Dawn Ostroff – executive producer
  • Adam Ridley – producer, director, editor
  • Jihan Robinson – executive producer
  • James D. Stern – executive producer
  • Lucas Smith – executive producer
  • Greg Whiteley – director, executive producer
  • Sam Young – sound department
  • Yuri Tománek – original music


  1. Jump up^ “See Trailer for Gut-Wrenching College Football Doc Last Chance U ” . Rolling Stone . July 5, 2016.
  2. Jump up^ Evry, Max (August 15, 2016). “Last Chance U Season 2 gets greenlight from Netflix” . CommingSoon.Net .
  3. ^ Jump up to:b Kirk, Jason (July 5, 2016). “Review of Netflix’s JUCO Football Doc Last Chance U , Your Preseason Binge-Watch” . SB Nation.
  4. Jump up^ Olson, Max (August 25, 2016). “Q & A: East Mississippi CC Assistant Clint Trickett Talks Last Chance U ” . ESPN .
  5. Jump up^ Flaherty, Kevin (August 4, 2016). “Last Chance U: Where are they now?” . .
  6. Jump up^ Green, Tom (August 25, 2016). “What Is Auburn’s Plan for Quarterbacks John Franklin III and Jeremy Johnson?” . Alabama Media Group .
  7. Jump up^ ” Last Chance U Quarterback Added to Mississippi State Roster” . Alabama Media Group. August 14, 2016.
  8. Jump up^ Traynor, Mikey. “The Main Characters From ‘Last Chance U’ – Where Are They Now?” .

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