Invincible: My Journey from Fan to NFL Team Captain

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Hyperion, Sep 5, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
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The true story of the NFL's oldest rookie In 1976, Vince Papale was thirty, a former schoolteacher and part-time bartender, and a season ticket-holder for his beloved Philadelphia Eagles. When he heard that Coach Dick Vermeil was holding open tryouts, he decided to give it a shot. Shocking himself and the coaches, he ran an explosive 40-yard-dash in just 4.5 seconds -- a world-class time -- and was offered a contract on the spot. When he joined the team, Papale became the oldest non-kicking rookie in NFL history, a fan favorite who played for four years and was named a team captain. Invincible is Vince Papale's story, and a tie-in to the Disney Pictures film of the same name starring Mark Wahlberg as Papale and Greg Kinnear as Vermeil. But more than just a tie-in, it tells Papale's story in his own words, covering subjects not included in the film. Like Rudy, Glory Road, and Rookie, it is the true story of an ordinary man who achieves an extraordinary goal.

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Review: Invincible: My Journey from Fan to NFL Team Captain

User Review  - Kelton M - Goodreads

This book, Invincible, by Vince Papale, with Chad Millman, is an autobiography about beating all odds to make a dream come true. Vince Papale was a boy who grew up in a bad neighborhood in ... Read full review

Review: Invincible: My Journey from Fan to NFL Team Captain

User Review  - Ryan - Goodreads

Invincible is an inspiring Novel about the life of Vince Papale, an underdog older walk on to the Philadelphia Eagles. after reading this story it gives you motivation to pursue your dreams and what ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

Vince Papale is a former Philadelphia Eagles player whose life is the subject of a movie being released in the Fall. He lives in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

Chad Millman is the author of the critically acclaimed The Odds and NFL editor of ESPN the Magazine. He also is writing a biography about a former street kid turned boxer.

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