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Want to See Where Legarrette Blount Got His Career on Track?

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"Last Chance U" is a new docuseries on the EMCC Lions' JuCo powerhouse football program.

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Netflix's newest documentary showcases the East Mississippi Community College Lions' 2015 season. EMCC is a juco powerhouse whose football team has won three national championships and sent countless players to D-1 programs and boast seven active NFL players.

One of those players is Legarrette Blount, the current Patriot and former Duck who had a two-year stint at EMCC. There, Blount rushed for over 1,000 yards in both of his seasons, becoming a sought-after prospect in addition to garnering JuCo All-American honors. Blount picked the Ducks over Florida State and Ole Miss, among others.

After enrolling his junior year for the 2008 season, Blount proved his success was no fluke. He eclipsed 1,000 yards alongside Jeremiah Johnson and set a single-season school-record with 17 touchdowns. His time at Oregon wasn't without speed bumps. He was suspended for much of the 2009 season after punching a Boise State player in the post-game handshake line.

Blount was able to redeem himself in the Civil War against Oregon State by scoring a touchdown late to put the Ducks back in the game and ultimately a Rose Bowl-clinching win.

"Last Chance U" is a great watch and gives fans the opportunity to see the other side of when an athlete gets kicked out of a major program, or just can't qualify for an FBS school in the first place.