Actor Chadwick Boseman once played a Cleveland Brown in movie ‘Draft Day’

Before “Black Panther,” he was an OSU draft pick. The 43-year-old Boseman passed away on Friday after a four-year battle with colon cancer.

SOURCE: WKYC Channel 3 Studios | Andrew Horansky
August 29, 2020

During his impressive movie career, actor Chadwick Boseman once played a Cleveland Brown.

He starred in the film “Draft Day,” filmed in Cleveland, where he was a top draft pick from Ohio State.

By then, however, he was hardly new to Hollywood.

Boseman played Jackie Robinson in the film “42,” Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, and even the “King of Soul” himself, James Brown.

Yet it was in the groundbreaking film “Black Panther” that he marked a milestone in cultural history.

In Cleveland at the time, it was grounds for a field trip to see the all-black cast.

Student Kristian Harmon said the movie brought her “empowerment, courage, and hope.”

It was something Boseman brought off the screen too.