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By Jim Dent,Mack Brown

A Kirkus Reviews top Nonfiction of 2011 identify
Jim Dent, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling writer of The Junction Boys, returns with a strong Texas tale which transcends university soccer, exhibiting the braveness and resolution of 1 of the game's such a lot 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 was once too small to play soccer on the collage point, Freddie was once 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 university gridiron and nationwide degree as UT's big name safeguard, yet he'd additionally built a crippling ache in his thigh that apprehensive his highschool sweetheart, Linda. regardless of the more and more debilitating discomfort, Freddie endured to play during the season, aiding the Longhorns to tear via competitors like pulpwood. His ultimate video game was once for the nationwide championship on the finish of 1969, while the Longhorns rallied to overcome Arkansas in a mythical video game that has develop into often called "the video game of the Century."

Tragically, bone melanoma took Freddie off the sphere whilst not anything else may. yet not anything may perhaps extinguish his irrepressible spirit or retain him clear of the sport. even if his fight with melanoma will be short-lived, Freddie's struggle could encourage the state in addition to hundreds of thousands of melanoma sufferers, incomes him a different quotation from President Richard Nixon. this day, 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 sector. With this relocating tale, a Brian's Song for school soccer, Jim Dent once more brings readers to cheers and tears with a really American story of solution and bravado within the face of the worst odds.

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