America's Cradle of Quarterbacks: Western Pennsylvania's Football Factory from Johnny Unitas to Joe Montana

America's Cradle of Quarterbacks: Western Pennsylvania's Football Factory from Johnny Unitas to Joe Montana

by Wayne Stewart

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Overview

It's well known that the NFL has been dominated through the years by quarterbacks sown and grown in a relatively small area surrounding the city of Pittsburgh in Western Pennsylvania. In America's Cradle of Quarterbacks, author Wayne Stewart not only tells us who they are, he digs deep to explain the nature and nurture behind the rich harvest of signal callers (Montana, Unitas, Marino, Namath, Kelly, Blanda, etc.) who have risen from that fertile soil to claim Lombardi Trophies and dominate the gallery of busts in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Stewart has written a fascinating book that belongs on the shelves of football historians and everyday fans alike.

Jeffrey J. Miller
Author of
Rockin' The Rockpile, Buffalo's Forgotten Champions, and Game Changers

Any fan of the Baltimore Colts of my era, any fan of my friend and teammate Johnny Unitas, or, for that matter, any fan of football in general should enjoy Wayne Stewart's book. It contains great stories, statistics, and information on all of the many great quarterbacks who came out of Western Pennsylvania and much more.

Raymond Berry, NFL Hall of Fame Wide Receiver (Baltimore Colts 1955-67)

Since the earliest days of professional football, decades before the NFL was founded, Sundays in Western Pennsylvania featured independent and semi-pro football played largely by working men who earned their living in the factories, mills, and railroad yards. Saturdays belonged to the sons of the elite at colleges and universities. Eventually, professional football became a viable business at which a man could earn his living. The grandsons and great grandsons of the men who toiled in heat and danger during the week now rule the gridiron. This book features six of the best of all time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936161461
Publisher: Tuxedo Press
Publication date: 12/01/2014
Pages: 187
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

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