Donovan McNabb

Donovan McNabb

by Judy L. Hasday, Richard Worth
     
 

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Children's Literature - Leila Toledo
Donavan McNabb has excelled as a quarterback in high school, college and professionally in the National Football League. As a black football player, this was an obstacle to overcome. Some football coaches were reluctant to give black football players quarterback responsibility. McNabb acknowledges that his parents played a strong role in guiding him and providing him with the discipline, strong values and encouragement that he needed. Due to his outstanding performance at Mt. Carmel High School in Chicago he received a scholarship to Syracuse University. While there, he was voted Big East Rookie of the Year and Big East Offensive Player of the Year, three times. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles and he led the Eagles to an 11-5 record in his first full season as starting quarterback. This was a complete turnaround from the previous season's 5-11 record. He went on to be named NFC (National Football Conference) Offensive Player of the year in 2004 and in 2005 led the Eagles to the Super Bowl, losing to the Patriots 24-21. This book is not just a story of Donavan McNabb; it is a story of the McNabb family. Both parents have been included in one of his media jobs, Campbell's Chunky Soup. They have also worked for Donavan's diabetes foundation and founded organizations to get the parents of players involved in the careers of their sons. They are a terrific trio. Reviewer: Leila Toledo

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791096680
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/2008
Series:
Football Superstars Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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