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Author Reynolds, Neil, 1972-

Title Pain gang : pro football's fifty toughest players / Neil Reynolds
Edition First edition
Published Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, [2006]
©2006
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 315 pages) : illustrations
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-300) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject National Football League -- Biography.
National Football League -- History.
Football players -- United States -- Biography.
Football -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form Biography.
History.
Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1612343376 (electronic bk.)
9781612343372 (electronic bk.)