Away from the Ball: The NFL's Off-The-Field Heroes

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AWAY FROM THE BALL presents the stories of a different kind of NFL player. In it Alan Ross takes a look at the positive accomplishments generated by many of today's athletes, such as Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy, Atlanta Falcons running back Warrick Dunn, Seattle Seahawks lineman Grant Wistrom, New York Giants linebacker Michael Strahan, New Orleans Saints running backs Deuce McAllister and Reggie Bush, and former Dallas Cowboys cornerback, Everson Walls. AWAY FROM THE BALL is a timely book that tells a ...

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Overview

AWAY FROM THE BALL presents the stories of a different kind of NFL player. In it Alan Ross takes a look at the positive accomplishments generated by many of today's athletes, such as Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy, Atlanta Falcons running back Warrick Dunn, Seattle Seahawks lineman Grant Wistrom, New York Giants linebacker Michael Strahan, New Orleans Saints running backs Deuce McAllister and Reggie Bush, and former Dallas Cowboys cornerback, Everson Walls. AWAY FROM THE BALL is a timely book that tells a part of the NFL story that is frequently overshadowed by negative news events and overlooked by the sports media. An inspirational look at the positive influence many NFL players have in their communities, AWAY FROM THE BALL will be an encouragement to football fans who love the game and want to look up to the men who play it.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581826548
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 8/28/2009
  • Pages: 253
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan Ross, a freelance writer and former editor for American Profile magazine, Professional Team Publications, and Athlon Sports Communications, has been a regular contributor to Lindy's Pro Football Annual for the past twelve years. He lives in Columbia, Tennessee, with his wife, Caroline.
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Table of Contents


Preface     9
Acknowledgments     17
George Martin: The Transcontinental Traverse
"Let Me Be the One"     23
The Mission Face     35
Tales from the Road     47
Raising the Journey for 9/11     59
Anti-Terrorism in the Tennessee Hills     69
Ease on Down the Road     81
Tony Dungy: Staying the Course
"He Is Not an Ordinary Man"     93
Under a Mentor's Wing     103
All Pro Dad     115
Black Marks on the NFL     135
"Hug 'Em Every Chance You Get"     147
Warrick Dunn: Noble Enabler
A Mother's Dream     155
First Quarter-8:30 a.m.     163
Second Quarter-11 a.m.     173
Third Quarter-1:30 p.m.     185
Fourth Quarter-3:30 p.m.     203
They Also Serve
They Also Serve     221
NFL Players Honored for Service     233
Resources     239
Index     245
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