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Report: Joe Delaney “30 for 30" documentary coming in August

Every June 29, we remember Joe Delaney, because we want as many football fans as possible to know his story.

Plenty more will know his story later this year.

Via Vahe Gregorian of the Kansas City Star, ESPN is planning a 30 for 30 documentary regarding Delaney, with a planned premiere in August.

Delaney died 32 years ago today, while trying to save the lives of three drowning boys. Delaney couldn’t swim. That didn’t stop him from trying.

He managed to save one of the boys, but Delaney lost his life at the age of 24, leaving a wife and three young daughters behind. Less than two years earlier, Delaney arrived on the NFL scene with a flourish, rushing for 1,121 yards as a rookie with the Chiefs.

Until ESPN’s treatment of Joe Delaney’s life and death debuts, here’s a 20-minute documentary produced by the Chiefs’ official website in 2013.

The August debut of the 30 for 30 isn’t official. Delaney’s widow shared the information with Marvin Dearman, a police officer who responded to the accident. A request for comment has been submitted to ESPN.

UPDATE 10:38 a.m. 6/30/15: ESPN tells PFT that it won’t be a full-length documentary, but an online digital short only.