Biographical Dictionary of American Sports: Football

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David L. Porter
Greenwood Press, 1987 - Biography & Autobiography - 763 pages
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Porter has produced a well-conceived, informative reference book that effectively combines breadth and depth of coverage. Recommended for academic and public libraries. "Choice"

The second of four volumes devoted to American sports, this volume presents comprehensive information on college and professional football players, coaches, club executives, league administrators, rule developers, and promoters active in the sport since 1869. Consisting of more than 500 alphabetically arranged biographical entries, it provides detailed profiles of the men who have shaped the game. Profiles describe those honored during their careers for high achievement and those whose contributions made a lasting impact on the history and development of the sport. All entries include a concise bibliography listing additional sources of information.

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Biographical dictionary of American sports

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This third of four volumes in the BDAS (the others cover baseball, LJ 4/15/88, football, LJ 10/15/87, and indoor sports, available now) provides 520 biographical sketches of amateur and professional ... Read full review

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Covering 520 notable college and professional football players, coaches, executives, rules developers, and promoters, this volume provides short (300-900 words), signed sketches listing personal and ... Read full review


Football Entries by Main Category Selected
Football Entries by Main Position Played
Football Entries by Place of Birth
Entries Playing Professional Football
College Football Hall of Fame Members
Pro Football Hall of Fame Members
College and Professional Football Conferences Leagues and Associations

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About the author (1987)

David L. Porter has edited several reference books on sports, including the "Biographical Dictionary of American Sports" and "Latino and African American Athletes Today: A Biographical Dictionary".

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