Never Give Up on Your Dream: My Journey

Never Give Up on Your Dream: My Journey

by Warren Moon, Don Yeager

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Overview

Inducted in 2006, Warren Moon is the only African-American quarterback in the NFL Hall of Fame. His path to success was neither easy nor assured. As a seven-year-old growing up in Los Angeles, he lost his father to alcoholism and helped his single mom raise six sisters. Playing football as a kid, coaches questioned whether, because he was black, he had the smarts to play quarterback. Repeatedly asked to switch to another position, Moon refused, knowing that he had both the ability and the intelligence.

In college, he played at the University of Washington, beating the Michigan Wolverines in the Rose Bowl. Undrafted by the NFL, he went to Canada and played for the Edmonton Eskimos, leading his team to five consecutive championships. In 1984, he signed with the Houston Oilers and played for the Oilers, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, and Kansas City Chiefs over his 17-year career.

This is the triumphant story of how Warren Moon overcame all obstacles to become one of the Top 5 quarterbacks of all time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786749645
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 07/21/2009
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 216
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Warren Moon is the only African- American quarterback in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the only player in both the Pro Football and Canadian Football Halls of Fame. He is a TV and radio analyst for the Seattle Seahawks and lives in Seattle.

Don Yaeger has written four books including Walter Payton's autobiography, Never Die Easy, and the soon-to-be HBO movie based on his book, It's Not About the Truth. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Motor City Madness 1

1 Man of the House 13

2 Discovering Football 25

3 Finally, a Starting Quarterback 35

4 Washington Bound 47

5 Rose Bowl 59

6 Calling Leigh Steinberg 69

7 Across the Border 81

8 Shopping Spree 95

9 Houston, We Have Liftoff 107

10 On the Move 121

11 Death Threat 133

12 One Regret 143

13 Wearing Number One 155

14 Forty Seconds, Whistle to Whistle 167

15 Hall of Fame Weekend 177

16 Not Perfect 195

17 More Relaxed 205

18 Field Generals 215

19 NFL's Hidden Secret 229

20 Busy as Ever 239

Acknowledgments 251

Index 253

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