In this autobiography, Sam Huff recounts his journey from coal-country poverty to NFL superstardom. One of the first dominant middle linebackers in history of the NFL, Huff led Gotham's G-Men to an NFL championship his first year and was catapulted into the national consciousness. He was the first NFL player to be featured on the cover of Time magazine, was sent to Vietnam to meet the troops, and he was the subject of the famous 1960 television special "The Violent World of Sam Huff." And all the while Huff's battles on the field raged-with Jim Taylor, Alan Ameche, Jim Brown, and others. Controlled Violence is a walk through the formative years of the NFL, this is also the story of Huff's journey through a life in football, from his early West Virginia days to the heights of New York, from being traded to the Redskins to his life after football, and finding a new home in the announcer's booth, back with his old friend Sonny Jurgensen, spending his Sundays around the game that made him.
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About the Author
Sam Huff is a former professional football players who was a five-time Pro Bowl selection who spent his storied 13-year career with the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins. One of the first middle linebackers in NFL history, Huff bruised and battered his way to the 1956 NFL championship, while playing in six NFL Championship Games during his career. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1980 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1982, and for more than 20 years he has been a color commentator on Redskins radio. He is the author of Tough Stuff. Kristine Setting Clark is a professional writer who has coauthored numerous books, including A Cowboy’s Life, The Fire Within, and Nothing Comes Easy. Frank Gifford is a Hall of Fame football players and a professional sportscaster.
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