Brother J: Soul of a Champion

Brother J: Soul of a Champion

by J Bartley Whiting


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The story of the extraordinary life of Hall of Fame BYU equipment manager Floyd Johnson. Enjoy the memories and association Floyd had with athletes over nearly half a century. From All-American and Heisman Trophy winners to the walk-on who may have never stepped foot on the court, "Brother J" touched them all. He had a soul that reached out to thousands. His words of courage and advice changed the lives of the athletes in this story and will change the lives of those who choose to read it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692883761
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 11/09/2017
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

J Bartley Whiting hails from southeast Idaho where he grew up trekking down I-15 for BYU games. Graduating from the BYU athletic training program only reinforced his passion for BYU sports. He loves watching his kids sporting events, golfing, and March Madness. He also enjoys spending time in the outdoors of Island Park and Yellowstone National Park. He met his wife “Dubs” as a chorus member in the musical Carousel. Other interests include the Boston Red Sox, Puerto Rican rice and beans, New England clam “chowda”, chicken tikka masala, and Skyline Chili.

Table of Contents

Preface xv

Chapter 1 Cage Loops 1

Chapter 2 Shoe of a Champion 14

Chapter 3 Brother J 27

Chapter 4 Why Mountain 41

Chapter 5 Floyd Johnson Service Award 54

Chapter 6 Dough-Heads, Tang & Double Whoppers 66

Chapter 7 Grandpa 78

Chapter 8 Check Six 91

Chapter 9 The House La Vell Built 101

Chapter 10 Matchmaker 115

Chapter 11 For Many Are Called, But Few Are Cosic 124

Chapter 12 True Blue To You 138

Chapter 13 Unlikely Haven 150

Chapter 14 Lighting the Y 161

Chapter 15 Stu-Boy 175

Chapter 16 Redshirt vs. Whiteshirt? 184

Chapter 17 Mount Pisgah Perspective 198

Chapter 18 Soul of a Champion 209

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