FWAA member Jackson Michael has a new book, The Game Before the Money: Voices of the Men Who Built the NFL.
The book contains interviews with 40 football legends from the 1930s to the 1970s, including Bart Starr, Don Maynard, Ken Houston and Frank Gifford. They discuss their college and football careers, and much college football history is covered.
Starr gives his on-field vantage point on the famous bench tackle in the 1954 Cotton Bowl. Many players tell outstanding stories of their college coaches: Lee Roy Jordan gives his memories of Bear Bryant, and Heisman winners Johnny Lujack and Johnny Lattner talk about Frank Leahy. Garland Boyette fondly remembers his time with Eddie Robinson.
Jackson will have a book signing with Elvin Bethea and Garland Boyette on Dec. 11 at the Barnes and Noble store at the First Colony Mall in Houston.
FWAA members can contact Rosemary Vestal of the University of Nebraska Press at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, see: www.TheGameBeforeTheMoney.com.