Buckeye Dreams: The Tyler "Tank" Whaley Story

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Buckeye Dreams chronicles the remarkable rise of a high school player who was told he was too short and too slow to play at a major college, but whose determination and perseverance led him to eventually play a key role on Ohio State's 2007 Big Ten championship team, a team that played for a national title. The book profiles Whaley's resilient family and his hometown of Ironton, Ohio, an economically depressed but prideful community hungry for one of their own to succeed. Despite being an all-state player for ...
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Overview

Buckeye Dreams chronicles the remarkable rise of a high school player who was told he was too short and too slow to play at a major college, but whose determination and perseverance led him to eventually play a key role on Ohio State's 2007 Big Ten championship team, a team that played for a national title. The book profiles Whaley's resilient family and his hometown of Ironton, Ohio, an economically depressed but prideful community hungry for one of their own to succeed. Despite being an all-state player for Ironton High School, Whaley was forced to start at the bottom rung at Ohio State, walking onto the team and paying his own way. He labored for years with little reward, before his hard work paid off first with a scholarship and then with playing time. The book details the highs and lows Whaley experienced, from the humiliation of being left out of the team photo in 2003 to his triumphant moment on the field at Michigan Stadium last November.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780979924033
  • Publisher: Blue River Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2008
  • Pages: 148
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Ken Gordon is in his 18th year as a newspaper sportswriter. He currently covers the Ohio State football team for the Columbus (OH) Dispatch.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2008

    THE NEW RUDY IS HERE

    This is a book that inspires and lets you know that if you want it and work hard enough you can do anything even when they say you cant.

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