“Leatherheads” is a comedy film about the early days of professional American football in the 1920’s. The film’s main character, Jimmy “Dodge” Connelly, is loosely based on real-life football player, Harold “Red” Grange, The team, the Duluth Bulldogs, is loosely based on the Duluth Eskimos.

Uncle Rico

Former athlete Uncle Rico didn’t reach his goal of becoming an NFL superstar, but that doesn’t mean he has to stop throwing footballs, especially if it’s at his nephew Napoleon Dynamite. Though he’s moved on to a variety of get-rich-quick schemes, his tight bell bottoms and class ring suggest he’s still holding on to some aspect of his younger years.