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Author Reynolds, Neil, 1972-
Title Pain gang : pro football's fifty toughest players / Neil Reynolds.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, [2006]
©2006
Edition First edition.

Author Reynolds, Neil, 1972-
Subject National Football League -- Biography.
National Football League -- History.
Football players -- United States -- Biography.
Football -- United States -- History.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 315 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Edition First edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-300) and index.
Contents Quarterbacks. Y.A. Tittle : leaving it all on the field ; Johnny Unitas : the quarterback nobody wanted ; John Brodie : if it keeps breaking, don't fix it ; Archie Manning : taking a beating in the Big Easy ; Joe Montana : the King of Cool ; Brett Favre : playing for free ; Steve McNair : there's doubtful, questionable-- and McNair ; Donovan McNabb : leading by example -- Running backs. Bronko Nagurski : the original tough guy ; Clarke Hinkle : battling with The Bronk ; Marion Motley : breaking down barriers ; Jim Brown : superman in cleats ; Jim Taylor : running with power ; Larry Csonka : country toughness ; Rocky Bleier : a comeback for the ages ; Walter Payton : sweetness had toughness ; Earl Campbell : tough to bring down ; Emmitt Smith : shouldering the load -- Receivers and tight ends. Tommy McDonald : the little man with the big heart ; Mike Ditka : born to be tough ; Mark Bavaro : don't call me Rambo -- Offensive linemen. George Trafton : The Brute ; Mel Hein : the sixty-minute man ; Frank Kinard : The Bruiser ; Jim Otto : Mr. Consistency ; Bob Brown : a booming presence -- Defensive linemen. Len Ford : overcoming the odds ; Ernie Stautner : a pile-driving force ; Gino Marchetti : the survival instinct ; Deacon Jones : the sack master ; Joe Greene : they called him "Mean" ; Jack Youngblood : playing with pain ; Randy White : shark eyes ; Dan Hampton : the Windy City warrior -- Linebackers. Chuck Bednarik : last of the two-way terrors ; Sam Huff : in the spotlight ; Jack Pardee : From Junction to the NFL ; Ray Nitschke : if looks could kill ; Dave Wilcox : The Intimidator ; Dick Butkus : One tough hombre ; Willie Lanier : the thinking man's linebacker ; Jack Lambert : man of steel ; Mike Singletary : the eyes have it ; Lawrence Taylor : NFL wild man ; Tedy Bruschi : back in the game -- Defensive backs. Dick "Night Train" Lane : the unlikeliest Hall of Famer ; Larry Wilson : every quarterback's nightmare ; Mel Blount : in your face ; Ronnie Lott : NFL kamikaze ; Rodney Harrison : demanding respect ; The toughest ever?
Summary Profiles some of the toughest, meanest, most inspirational, and hardest working men in the history of professional football.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781612343372 (electronic bk.)
1612343376 (electronic bk.)
1597970131
9781597970136
OCLC # 755582551
Additional Format Print version: Reynolds, Neil, 1972- Pain gang. 1st ed. Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, ©2006 1597970131 (DLC) 2006003304 (OCoLC)63277915


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