AASCU Graduates: The Difference We Make

TJ Martin

TJ Martin

Graduation Year: 2005
Degree Earned: B.A.
Institution: Western Washington University

TJ Martin is a filmmaker who won an Oscar for his documentary "Undefeated" about a historically down-on-their-luck high school football team in North Memphis who, like Martin, arrived out of nowhere to earn many accolades. Martin tells the story of the team's success through the struggles and tragedies endured by the players and its coaches with the backdrop of the impoverished area and its school becoming a rallying point for civic pride.