Invincible: My Journey from Fan to NFL Team Captain [NOOK Book]

Overview

The true story of the NFL's oldest rookie

In 1976, Vince Papale was thirty, a former schoolteacher and part-time bartender, and a season ticket-holder for his beloved Philadelphia Eagles. When he heard that Coach Dick Vermeil was holding open tryouts, he decided to give it a shot. Shocking himself and the coaches, he ran an explosive 40-yard-dash in just 4.5 seconds--a world-class time--and was offered a contract on the spot. When he joined ...
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Invincible: My Journey from Fan to NFL Team Captain

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Overview

The true story of the NFL's oldest rookie

In 1976, Vince Papale was thirty, a former schoolteacher and part-time bartender, and a season ticket-holder for his beloved Philadelphia Eagles. When he heard that Coach Dick Vermeil was holding open tryouts, he decided to give it a shot. Shocking himself and the coaches, he ran an explosive 40-yard-dash in just 4.5 seconds--a world-class time--and was offered a contract on the spot. When he joined the team, Papale became the oldest non-kicking rookie in NFL history, a fan favorite who played for four years and was named a team captain. Invincible is Vince Papale's story, and a tie-in to the Disney Pictures film of the same name starring Mark Wahlberg as Papale and Greg Kinnear as Vermeil. But more than just a tie-in, it tells Papale's story in his own words, covering subjects not included in the film. Like Rudy, Glory Road, and Rookie, it is the true story of an ordinary man who achieves an extraordinary goal.
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Library Journal
Philadelphia Eagles fan Papale made the team at age 30 in 1976. An underdog story that's being made into a fall 2006 Disney film, with Mark Wahlberg. Simultaneous Hyperion hardcover. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401385644
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Publication date: 9/5/2006
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 360,979
  • File size: 412 KB

Meet the Author

Vince Papale is a former Philadelphia Eagles player whose life is the subject of a movie being released in the Fall. He lives in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

Chad Millman is the author of the critically acclaimed The Odds and NFL editor of ESPN the Magazine. He also is writing a biography about a former street kid turned boxer.
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  • Posted August 1, 2011

    Inspirational

    A truly inspitational book. Shows that you just have to believe and not be afraid to fail. I think that the michael oher story is a copy of this story.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2012

    Check this out yo!

    This is a very inspirational book and as an athlete and an average joe person, I really felt a connection. He goes through a lot of adversity through out the story and always manages to get through the rough times and come out on top. Some of adversity he conquers is truly amazing and inspired me. He always creates goals and works his hardest to meet them and even if he doesn't get it he still feels great that he even tried. He put everything on the line to reach his ultimate goal and proved to me that if you want it bad enough anything is possible. It is amazing to think that someone could go from an average person to an NFL captain!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    AWESOME

    At least i think its gonna be an awesome book. My stepmother just graduated from a communty college and vinve papale aka mr invincible was there himself. He told us his story and showed us the preview of the movie and i liked it. So if thrre were duch thing as 100 stats that is soooooo what would be on here

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2012

    Awesome

    The movie is amazinggggggggggggg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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