New Set of Downs: How Johnny Dyess Fought Off His Greatest Would-Be Tackler and Returned to Winning Ways

New Set of Downs: How Johnny Dyess Fought Off His Greatest Would-Be Tackler and Returned to Winning Ways

by Kyle Mooty

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From a small-town football star to walking on and playing four remarkable seasons under the legendary "Bear" Bryant at Alabama; returning home only to get involved in the drug culture and becoming a meth addict; cooking the drug; painting at Times Square Church in New York City; and eventually carrying out God's word. New Set of Downs takes us through Dyess' glory years on the gridiron, as well as many dark locations, including a warehouse in Atlanta where he carried a large gun to protect himself during a drug deal.
A dozen years later, Dyess was actually saved by people from ironically the Auburn/Opelika area, home of his most bitter rival from the gridiron. Just a country boy from South Alabama, he was given life-restoring advice from as far away as New York City, eventually returning home to face the legal music. It was capped off by a full pardon from the board of the Alabama Pardon and Paroles Department.
Today, Dyess speaks of his unrelenting faith to high schools, church groups and more, and he is enjoying life as an assistant football coach at his high school alma mater.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781478793755
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 01/07/2018
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

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