By Jim Dent,Mack Brown
A Kirkus Reviews most sensible Nonfiction of 2011 identify
Jim Dent, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling writer of The Junction Boys, returns with a robust Texas tale which transcends university soccer, exhibiting the braveness and backbone of 1 of the game's so much valiant players.
Freddie Steinmark used to be an under-sized yet scrappy younger guy whilst he arrived in Austin as a freshman on the collage of Texas in 1967. regardless of the pronouncement via many coaches that he used to be too small to play soccer on the collage point, Freddie used to be a tenacious competitor who vowed to begin each online 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 megastar protection, yet he'd additionally built a crippling discomfort in his thigh that apprehensive his highschool sweetheart, Linda. regardless of the more and more debilitating soreness, Freddie persevered to play in the course of the season, supporting the Longhorns to tear via rivals like pulpwood. His ultimate video game was once for the nationwide championship on the finish of 1969, whilst the Longhorns rallied to overcome Arkansas in a mythical online game that has turn into often called "the video game of the Century."
Tragically, bone melanoma took Freddie off the sector whilst not anything else might. yet not anything may perhaps extinguish his irrepressible spirit or maintain him clear of the sport. even supposing his fight with melanoma will be short-lived, Freddie's struggle could encourage the kingdom in addition to hundreds of thousands of melanoma sufferers, incomes him a distinct quotation from President Richard Nixon. this present day, a photograph of Freddie hangs within the tunnel at Darrell okay. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, the place avid gamers contact it earlier than video games en path to the sector. With this relocating tale, a Brian's Song for faculty soccer, Jim Dent once more brings readers to cheers and tears with a really American story of answer and bravado within the face of the worst odds.
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