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The Game That Almost Broke Me by Tavarski "Taz" Wallace

The Game That Almost Broke Me is the inspirational story of Tavarski Wallace, an ambitious player in the game of achieving a spot in the NFL, and a resilient player in the turbulent, challenging, and sometimes unfair game of life. The intriguing evolution of "Taz" Wallace is remarkable in this book-long journey, which is marked by milestones of overcoming adversity – from resolving struggles academically, supporting his hard-working single mother, to ultimately managing the unforgiving politics of professional football, Taz Wallace's story is uplifting and inspiring.From modest beginnings in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Taz documents a series of key relationships which shaped him as an individual and helped fuel his dreams of becoming a linebacker in the NFL. With unrelenting persistence every step of the way, the experiences, failures, and surprising successes of Taz in The Game That Almost Broke Me prove how the American Dream can dramatically transform with time, and may even become something entirely different in the end.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781543932041
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 06/04/2018
Pages: 98
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Taz Wallace ended his Adrian College career as the most prolific defensive player in NCAA Division III history. His career average of 13.41 tackles-per-game is a Division III record and ranks second all-time in any division. His school record 429 career stops eclipsed the previous mark by 140 tackles. He served as a team captain and was the squad's most valuable player three times, while earning multiple All-American honors, All-MIAA honors and additional national recognition. He was also a participant in the East Coast and Magnolia Bowls in 2006. His time on and off the field inspired him to write The Game That Almost Broke Me, a chronicle of his career as an NCAA player and what came after.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Childhood 11

Chapter 2 Yearning for the Game 14

Chapter 3 Life Changing 18

Chapter 4 Reality 21

Chapter 5 Leaving Home 25

Chapter 6 Only Option 27

Chapter 7 Road Trip 29

Chapter 8 Home Sick 32

Chapter 9 Tragedy 35

Chapter 10 New Challenge 37

Chapter 11 Camp 40

Chapter 12 D3 44

Chapter 13 One Step Closer 48

Chapter 14 Showtime 51

Chapter 15 Last Season 54

Chapter 16 All-Star 57

Chapter 17 Hard Work 59

Chapter 18 Pro Day 61

Chapter 19 Draft Day 64

Chapter 20 Allen Park 67

Chapter 21 Next 70

Chapter 22 Missed Call 72

Chapter 23 Europe 75

Chapter 24 New Opportunity 77

Chapter 25 Over 79

Chapter 26 Lifetime Contracts 82

Chapter 27 Family 85

Chapter 28 Growth 89

Chapter 29 My Turn 91

Chapter 30 11 Years 93

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book about how to overcome life’s challenges. We become complacent with our life’s and this books shows that it is ok to not be happy with where you are. Push to be the best.