Away from the Ball: Off-the-field Heroes from the NFL

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Cumberland House, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 253 pages
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AWAY FROM THE BALL presents the stories of a different kind of NFL player. In it Alan Ross takes a look at the positive accomplishments generated by many of today's athletes, such as Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy, Atlanta Falcons running back Warrick Dunn, Seattle Seahawks lineman Grant Wistrom, New York Giants linebacker Michael Strahan, New Orleans Saints running backs Deuce McAllister and Reggie Bush, and former Dallas Cowboys cornerback, Everson Walls. AWAY FROM THE BALL is a timely book that tells a part of the NFL story that is frequently overshadowed by negative news events and overlooked by the sports media. An inspirational look at the positive influence many NFL players have in their communities, AWAY FROM THE BALL will be an encouragement to football fans who love the game and want to look up to the men who play it.

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Fascinating read. I knew about Dungy's leadership, but not the depths of All Pro Dad - and I knew some about Warrick Dunn's involvement with Habitat, but nothing about the Walk for 911. Fascinating to ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Ross is a freelance writer, musician, and former editor for American Profile magazine, Athlon Sports Communications, and Professional Team Publications.

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