Former 5-Star USC, Arkansas QB Mitch Mustain Focus of a New Documentary

Randy ChambersAnalyst IApril 18, 2013

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - SEPTEMBER 02:  Quarterback Mitch Mustain #16 of the University of Arkansas throws against the University of Southern California Trojans in the fourth quarter on September 2, 2006 at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  The Trojans won 50-14.  (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
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Remember quarterback Mitch Mustain? He will soon be the main focus of a new documentary titled "The Identity Theft of Mitch Mustain," which will debut at the Little Rock Film Festival in May.  

According to Fayetteville filmmaker Matthew Wolfe, (h/t The Big Lead), the movie was made simply because he couldn't understand why nobody had already jumped at the opportunity.

“To be honest, I made this film because it’s a movie I wanted to watch,” Wolfe said. “I couldn’t believe no one else was trying to tell his story.”

His story is an interesting one to say the least.

Mustain was considered a 5-star quarterback by Scout when coming out of the 2006 recruiting class. He ended up picking the home school by becoming an Arkansas Razorback and starting his true-freshman year. But a combination of Gus Malzahn leaving the program as the offensive coordinator and Mustain being benched for Casey Dick, the talented signal-caller decided he was going to leave Arkansas as well.

He then ended up playing for USC, which never amounted to much, as he could never seem to crack the depth chart and earn the starting job. Then, back in 2011, he was arrested for alleged suspicion of selling prescription narcotics.

Mustain later went undrafted in the 2011 NFL draft and has since tried to make a living playing in the Canadian Football League, Arena Football League, and he has even played baseball at the minor league level for the Chicago White Sox.

This is your typical classic story of somebody who had the world at his feet and somehow things just didn't go according to plan.

The film is narrated by former Razorback head basketball coach Nolan Richardson. It will also give you a behind the scenes look at his journey as a baseball player, as well as his current position of being a backup quarterback for the San Jose Sabercats Arena Football team, according to the report.

The idea of the documentary is to paint a different picture of Mustain, who hasn't provided college football fans with many positive memories over the years.

“The thing I look forward to most is people getting to know him for who he is, rather than who he’s painted to be,” Wolfe said. “He’s a funny, funny guy.”

Maybe this can help shed some light on a bizarre college football story.