Pigskin Dreams: The People, Places, And Events That Forged The Character Of The NFL's Greatest Players

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Pigskin Dreams is a book about making life happen. It's a book full of stories that reveal the challenges, inspirations, lessons, and sacrifices that twenty-two Pro Football Hall of fame players experienced during their childhood, both on and off the playing field. It's book full of "success gems" that every person who wants to be successful would benefit from the being exposed to and incorporating into their own lives.

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Overview

Pigskin Dreams is a book about making life happen. It's a book full of stories that reveal the challenges, inspirations, lessons, and sacrifices that twenty-two Pro Football Hall of fame players experienced during their childhood, both on and off the playing field. It's book full of "success gems" that every person who wants to be successful would benefit from the being exposed to and incorporating into their own lives.

This collection of celebrity football player stories is based on personal interviews about the early influences that helped to forge the character of these great players. And, while it is a book about the NFL's greatest players, the message they share with you go far beyond the gridiron. Their stories are about life and what it takes to achieve success in any endeavor.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615311289
  • Publisher: Byrd and Bull Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Stephen Below is an entrepreneur, national speaker, and writer. He is the cofounder and CEO of the largest chiropractic consumer membership organization in the world, Preferred Chiropractic Doctor; founder and publisher of Wellness Bound Publications; and the founder and CEO of the national non-profit organization, the Community Wellness Alliance.

Todd Kalis is an eight-year veteran of the National Football League. He played for the Minnesota Vikings, Cincinnati Bengals, and Pittsburgh Steelers. He is currently president of the Pittsburgh chapter of the National Football League Alumni, in addition to serving as the chairman of the Board of Chapter Presidents and vice-chairman of the Board of Directors of the NFL Alumni.

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Table of Contents

Foreword iii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 Bobby Bell 1

Chapter 2 Mel Blount 13

Chapter 3 Dick Butkus 23

Chapter 4 Larry Csonka 31

Chapter 5 Len Dawson 43

Chapter 6 Dan Dierdorf 55

Chapter 7 Mike Ditka 63

Chapter 8 Tony Dorsett 71

Chapter 9 Franco Harris 79

Chapter 10 Deacon Jones 87

Chapter 11 Leroy Kelly 97

Chapter 12 Paul Krause 105

Chapter 13 Howie Long 113

Chapter 14 Anthony Muñoz 121

Chapter 15 Ozzie Newsome 127

Chapter 16 Merlin Olsen 133

Chapter 17 Mel Renfro 141

Chapter 18 Mike Singletary 151

Chapter 19 Bart Starr 163

Chapter 20 Johnny Unitas 171

Chapter 21 Kellen Winslow 177

Chapter 22 Steve Young 191

Chapter 23 The Road to Greatness 197

About the Authors 207

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