The NFL's best players, all in one action-packed volume.
Over a century after the formation of the American Professional Football Conference, the precursor to the National Football League, pro football continues to excite and captivate millions of fans across the globe. At the core of the NFL is its legendary players -- the incredible athletes who have thrown, caught, run, tackled and kicked their way into the annals of sports history. NFL Heroes presents the best of the best in pro football. From the pioneers, to the current stars, to the all-time legends that occupy the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, they're all here, including:
Tom BradyJim BrownJerry RiceDick Butkus Johnny UnitasDeacon Jones Reggie WhiteJoe Montana Antonio BrownWalter Payton Aaron DonaldLawrence Taylor Dan Marino Terry Bradshaw Emmitt SmithBrett Favre Roger StaubachRob Gronkowski LaDainian TomlinsonDeion Sanders.
Featuring 100 riveting stories and over 120 photos of the game's best, NFL Heroes is a must-read for any fan of America's favorite sport.
George Johnson is a seasoned sports journalist and currently works as a sports columnist for the Calgary Herald. He has worked for a number of newspapers across Manitoba and Alberta and spent 15 years as a beat writer for the Calgary Flames.
Allan Maki is an award-winning sports writer and news reporter. He has worked for the Calgary Herald and The Globe and Mail. In 2006, Maki was inducted into the Football Reporters of Canada section of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
Journalists Johnson and Maki celebrate the NFL's 100th anniversary in this impressive ranking of what the authors consider to be the best athletes ever to play professional football... Johnson and Maki dive into a century's worth of star players, and pay ample attention to the less-glamorous positions of centers and safeties... Complete with quality photographs and a thoughtful introduction that marks how the NFL has adapted to cultural changes over the years, Johnson and Maki's book would be a welcome debate-starter for any NFL fan.