If it takes a village to raise a child, well then this book is the story about the village.
Gordon Hill was five when he fell in love with football. He quickly learned that he had the attitude and determination to become a real force in the game. From his time playing on a muddy field as a young child to playing in a stadium as a member of the San Diego Chargers, Gordon's career was anything but predictable. He always had the raw talent to make it far, but the challenges he faced took more than physical ability. Instead, Gordon shows how the trials in his life shaped his work ethic, emotional maturity, and appreciation for his family, friends, and supporters.
Gordon structures his memoir in three parts. He begins with his early childhood and the lessons he learned from his pint-sized rivals and teammates. Gordon then transitions to discussing his high school career. The last section examines his college career at Sacred Heart University and his current life.
Gordon shows how football led to amazing opportunities and strong friendships. He wants to thank everyone in the "village" who helped him become the man he is today.
About the Author
Gordon Hill is a professional football player. He briefly played for the San Diego Chargers and is now busy pursuing his other passions.
Hill was born in Sicklerville, New Jersey. He attended Saint Joseph High School in Hammonton, New Jersey, and Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. At Sacred Heart, he was a four-year starter on the football team and formally played safety. Hill was named captain, all-conference, and all-American. While attending college, he also worked as a residential life assistant.