Randy Snyder/The Herald-Dispatch Former Young Thundering Herd quarterback Reggie Oliver embraces former freshman coach Mike Bankston on Saturday, June 10, 2006, during a tailgating party near the Georgia Dome prior to the filming of "We Are Marshall" at Herndon Stadium at Morris Brown College in Atlanta. Oliver became the starting quarterback following the 1970 plane crash that claimed the lives of 75 people, including members of the Marshall football team.
Gallery: Filming of "We Are Marshall" from 2006
Jul. 23, 2013 @ 12:36 PM
In 2006, the Tri-State was invaded by Hollywood.
For weeks, residents were able to watch some filming take place for "We Are Marshall," as well as running into actors about and out.
Filming began April 3, 2006, in Huntington and concluded in Atlanta on June 21, 2006.
The Warner Bros. production is an inspirational drama based on the true story of Marshall's and Huntington's efforts to rebound from the tragic plane crash on Nov. 14, 1970.