Texas Football Legends: Greats of the Game, by Carlton Stowers (2008)
Heisman Trophy winners, All-Americans, All-Pros, MVPs and record- setters have, throughout the glamorous history of football in Texas, been all but commonplace. For decades, one set of superstars routinely replaced another, constantly adding to the proud legacy of the state's favorite sport. In Texas Football Legends you'll meet the cream of a rich and talented crop, reliving those days when they climbed to stardom from high school stadiums in out-of-the-way places to the Saturday afternoon cheers as collegians, and finally in the celebrated ranks of professional football.
As you read of their individual deeds, you'll hear the cherished echoes of championship games won and lost, high goals achieved and adversities overcome. Borrowing from a long-used cliché in Texas, football has been elevated to a form of religion. That said, this collection of biographies of the greatest of the great serves as the game's Sunday Best.
About the Author
Award-winning author CARLTON STOWERS has spent a lengthy career in press boxes throughout the nation. In addition to writing on Texas high school and college football, he covered the NFL Dallas Cowboys for the Dallas Morning News. He's also written numerous books on sports.
* Hardcover: 96 pages
* Publisher: Texas Christian University Press (October 30, 2008)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0875653766
* ISBN-13: 978-0875653761
The book includes a chapter on Don Meredith, who is also pictured on the cover.