FAVORITE SON is a story of family, dreams deferred, and a final chance at redemption. David Paxton returns to his hometown much less the hero he once thought he would become. When he meets Joan, he believes he has found a way to acquire the love and family he's long been yearning for. While his romancing of Joan makes her wary, he somehow starts up a most unlikely friendship with her son Ross, a 14-year-old headed down a path toward destructiveness. David must break out of his isolation to help the young boy, and become a father figure in a way he never imagined, and in so doing, become a genuine hero off the field.