By Jim Dent,Mack Brown
A Kirkus Reviews most sensible Nonfiction of 2011 name
Jim Dent, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling writer of The Junction Boys, returns with a robust Texas tale which transcends collage soccer, showing the braveness and resolution of 1 of the game's so much valiant players.
Freddie Steinmark was once an under-sized yet scrappy younger guy whilst he arrived in Austin as a freshman on the college of Texas in 1967. regardless of the pronouncement by way of many coaches that he used to be too small to play soccer on the collage point, Freddie was once a tenacious competitor who vowed to begin each video game as a varsity Longhorn.
By the beginning of the 1969 season, Freddie was once making his mark at the collage gridiron and nationwide degree as UT's celebrity defense, yet he'd additionally built a crippling discomfort in his thigh that frightened his highschool sweetheart, Linda. regardless of the more and more debilitating soreness, Freddie persevered to play during the season, supporting the Longhorns to tear via competitors like pulpwood. His ultimate online game used to be for the nationwide championship on the finish of 1969, whilst the Longhorns rallied to overcome Arkansas in a mythical video game that has turn into referred to as "the video game of the Century."
Tragically, bone melanoma took Freddie off the sector whilst not anything else may well. yet not anything might extinguish his irrepressible spirit or continue him clear of the sport. even if his fight with melanoma will be short-lived, Freddie's struggle might motivate the country in addition to millions of melanoma sufferers, incomes him a different quotation from President Richard Nixon. at the present time, a photograph of Freddie hangs within the tunnel at Darrell ok. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, the place avid gamers contact it ahead of video games en path to the sphere. With this relocating tale, a Brian's Song for faculty soccer, Jim Dent once more brings readers to cheers and tears with a very American story of answer and bravado within the face of the worst odds.
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