The Middle School Rules of Thomas Morstead

The Middle School Rules of Thomas Morstead

The Middle School Rules of Thomas Morstead

The Middle School Rules of Thomas Morstead


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“Before he earned a Super Bowl ring and started a foundation, he had to survive middle school.”

Thomas Morstead entered his 12th NFL season with the New Orleans Saints, distinguishing himself as one of the league’s top punters. In Super Bowl XLIV, he executed an onside kick that the Saints recovered and parlayed into a touchdown to take a 13-10 lead. The Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts to win the Super Bowl. In 2014, Thomas and his wife Lauren started What You Give Will Grow, a foundation committed to improving the lives of those in need, with a strong focus on children and cancer initiatives, in New Orleans and the Gulf South communities.

The Middle School Rules of Thomas Morstead shares how Thomas learned about his cultural roots, handled being bullied for his appearance, and dealt with the disappointment of not making the high school varsity soccer team. Inspired by many, including his parents, Thomas pushes himself in every area of his life and boldly chases his dreams.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781424559008
Publisher: BroadStreet Publishing Group, LLC
Publication date: 06/02/2020
Series: The Middle School Rules
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 755,995
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 9 - 14 Years

About the Author

Sean Jensen was born in South Korea. He was adopted and grew up in California, Massachusetts, and Virginia, mostly on or near military bases. Given his unique background, he’s always been drawn to storytelling, a skill he developed at Northwestern University and crafted as a sportswriter for the last 16 years, almost exclusively covering the NFL. During his career, he’s fostered strong relationships with athletes in multiple sports, and penned award-winning features on Derrick Rose and Adrian Peterson, among others.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Foreword Lauren Morstead 6

Foreword John Morstead 8

Chapter 1 Family History 10

Chapter 2 Thomas Is Born 16

Chapter 3 Baker Boy 21

Chapter 4 Childhood Home 26

Chapter 5 Replacement Glasses 32

Chapter 6 Introduction to Soccer 36

Chapter 7 Crab Lesson 42

Chapter 8 Overseas Adventure 46

Chapter 9 Farmer's Hands 50

Chapter 10 Negative Influence 56

Chapter 11 Power of Words 62

Chapter 12 Dad's Passion 68

Chapter 13 Special Fan 74

Chapter 14 The Race 80

Chapter 15 Coach Shows Character 86

Chapter 16 Boxing Day Party 92

Chapter 17 Shopping with Jen 96

Chapter 18 Best Gift Ever 102

Chapter 19 Be Comfortable Being Uncomfortable 106

Chapter 20 Dad's Wreck 112

Chapter 21 The Injury 118

Chapter 22 Official Job 124

Chapter 23 Paintball 128

Chapter 24 Psyched Out by Physics 134

Chapter 25 Defining Moment 140

Chapter 26 Helping James 144

Chapter 27 Making Plans 150

Chapter 28 Riding the Pine 156

Epilogue 162

Acknowledgments 173

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