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Washington, Maya

Summary: An award-winning narrative and documentary filmmaker and daughter of a football legend retraces her father's journey from the segregated South to Michigan State during the peak of the civil rights movement and his journey as an NFL pioneer after the 1967draft.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little A 2022

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WASHINGTON, GENE WAS

Edelman, Julian

Summary: Bill Belichick: "Julian is the epitome of competitiveness, toughness, and the great things that are possible when someone is determined to achieve their goals." Tom Brady: "It's a privilege for me to play with someone as special as Julian." The Super Bowl champion wide receiver for the New England Patriots shares his inspiring story of an underdog kid who was always doubted to becoming one of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 EDELMAN, JULIAN EDE

Doeden, Matt.

Summary: "Describes the achievements and career statistics of football's greatest stars"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2010

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Rand, Jonathan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lyons Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.332 RAN

Freedman, Samuel G.

Summary: Looks at the 1967 football season leading up to that year's black college championship between Grambling College and Florida A&M, and how it fit into the civil rights struggles of the time.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.332 FRE

Summary: After diagnosed with ALS, former professional football player, Steve Gleason, begins making a video diary for his unborn son. Steve chose to live with purpose for his son, wife, and others with ALS.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2016

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC GLE

Brown, Tim

Summary: Offers the author's account of his life and relationship with God throughout his highly successful professional football career, and shares stories and lessons on such essential elements of manhood as honor, integrity, and thankfulness.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harpercollins Christian Pub 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BROWN, TIM BRO

Hoena, B. A.

Summary: "This graphic biography traces Colin Kaepernick's road from young sports standout to athlete and activist. As Kaepernick protested violence against African Americans, he lost his career in football but gained a voice heard worldwide" --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graphic Universe 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 921 KAP

Tate, Don

Summary: "From acclaimed author and illustrator Don Tate, the rousing story of Ernie Barnes, an African American pro football player and fine artist"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BAR

Namath, Joe Willie

Summary: The NFL icon who first brought show business to sports relates the story of his spectacular rise and reign as "Broadway Joe" and discusses his struggles with alcoholism and the redemption he found in God later in life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 NAMATH, JOE NAM

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B NAMATH MOR

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Time Inc. Home Entertainment 2005

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 796.33264 FOO

Summary: Profiles 15 great football legends such as Johnny Unitas, Bart Starr, Larry Csonka, Walter Payton, Gale Sayers, Elroy Hirsch and more. Extras include bloopers, career statistics, Super Bowl highlights and much more.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Marathon Music & Video 2004

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV GRE

Ribowsky, Mark

Summary: A portrait of the Manning family traces their story against a backdrop of American football history and the fading traditions of Southern Christian manhood, illuminating the scandals and rivalries that have overshadowed their achievements.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 RIB

Herbstreit, Kirk

Summary: The face and voice of college football, in this riveting and revealing memoir, takes readers behind the scenes, describing how a combination of hard work, perseverance and a little luck landed him on the set of ESPN's iconic College GameDay.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HERBSTREIT, KIRK HER

Eubanks, Steve

Summary: In December of 2001, West Point cadet Chad Jenkins and Naval Academy midshipman Brian Stann faced off in the Army-Navy game and would not meet for another decade as they went to war, led soldiers, and witnessed and participated in events they never imagined possible.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.7044 EUB

Griffin, Shaquem

Summary: The twin brothers and NFL players share their inspiring story, and attribute their success to faith and family support.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W Publishing, an imprint of Thomas Nelson 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 GRI

Melvin, Leland

Summary: A memoir by the former NASA astronaut and NFL wide receiver traces his personal journey from the gridiron to the stars, examining the intersecting roles of community, perseverance, and grace that create opportunities for success.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MELVIN, LELAND MEL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B MELVIN MEL

Forgrave, Reid

Summary: "The story of a young man from small-town Iowa who decided to take his own life rather than continue his losing battle against the traumatic brain injuries (CTE) he had sustained as a no-holds-barred high school football player, and at the same time a larger story about the hot-button issues that football raises about masculinity and violence, and about what values we want to instill in our...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 EASTER, ZAC FOR

Wallace, Sandra Neil

Summary: Looks at the life and career of Ernie Barnes, a football star who became an influential painter.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BAR

Gigliotti, Jim.

Summary: Examines the positions of offensive and defensive lineman, discussing history, key skills and tactics, and top players.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens Pub. 2010

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.33223 GIG

Jensen, Sean

Summary: "For more than a decade, Brian Urlacher was the face of the Chicago Bears, one of the NFLs most storied franchises. An eight-time Pro Bowl middle linebacker, Urlacher established himself as one of the leagues preeminent defenders with his athleticism, intelligence and ferocity. He is widely expected to gain entrance into the Pro Football Hall of Fame when he is eligible in a few years which is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC URL

Clausen-Grace, Nicki

Summary: "With powerful infographics and leveled text, explores modern pro football superstars"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Black Rabbit Books 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.332 CLA

McGovern, Robert

Summary: An NFL linebacker-turned-military prosecutor presents an insider's look at the Iraq War, sharing his decision to join the military, his relationships with soldiers and citizens he has befriended, and his arguments in support of the conflict.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.931 McGOVERN, ROBERT MCG

Anderson, Lars

Summary: "From New York Times bestselling author Lars Anderson comes a revealing portrait of the first family of American sports. What the Kennedys are to politics, the Mannings are to football. Two generations have produced three NFL superstars: Archie Manning, the Ole Miss hero-turned-New Orleans Saint; his son Peyton, widely considered one of the greatest quarterbacks ever to play the game; and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 AND

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