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Through My Eyesby Tim Tebow
Synopses & Reviews
His Life, His Words
Over the course of the past five years, Tim Tebow has established himself as one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of college football and a top prospect in the NFL. During that time he has amassed an unparalleled resume—winning two BCS national championships, becoming the first sophomore in NCAA history to win the Heisman Trophy, and, in the face of massive public scrutiny, being drafted in the first round of the NFL draft by the Denver Broncos. Now, in Through My Eyes, Tebow writes about life as he chooses to live it, revealing how his Christian faith, his family values, and his relentless drive to succeed have molded him into the person and the athlete he is today.
The son of Christian missionaries, Tebow detailshis early years—from the circumstances of his birth in the Philippines to his homeschooled upbringing to his parents' emphasis on developing his character and deepening his belief whenever possible. Setting the record straight, he tells the story of his long and difficult path to becoming a quarterback, a path that at every stage was blocked by coaches telling him he'd never make it, that he should just give up and switch positions. Yet despite the critics, he believed—not just in himself but in the plan God had laid out for him—and time after time his deter-mination and dedication proved his detractors wrong.
Taking you from his first week of Pop Warner practice to his record-setting career at Florida to his rookie season in Denver, Tebow goes inside the huddle on his biggest wins and most frustrating losses, showing how through both triumph and defeat he has grown as a leader, as a person, and as a follower of Jesus Christ. What emerges is a captivating portrait of a man whose passions demand the best from teammates, whose words inspire faith in others, and whose heart leaves everything on the field.
At every step, Tebow's life has defied conventionand expectation. While parts of his life have been well-documented, these stories have always been filtered through the opinions and words of others. With this book he offers a firsthand, never-before-told account of how it all really happened—on the field, behind the scenes, and through his eyes.
A narrative of how Gordon Gronkowski raised five sons, three of whom are now pro-athletes.
Huge boys, huge dreams, huge successandmdash;how one family from Buffalo put five boys on the track to realizing their athletic potential and making it andldquo;bigandrdquo;
andldquo;The beauty of Growing Up Gronk is that you never really have to grow up at all. A fascinating look inside a larger-than-life football family.andrdquo;andmdash; Dan Shaughnessy, best-selling author of Francona: The Red Sox Years
It is so statistically unlikely as to be almost unbelievable. Somehow, the Gronkowski family has produced three sons who play in the NFL (Rob, Chris, and Dan), one who was drafted into Major League Baseball (Gordie, Jr.), and another who is the starting fullback for Kansas State (Goose). Their father, Gordy, even played college football for Syracuse.
How did it happen? From an early age, Gordy realized the potential his sons had and worked with them to make the most of it. Beyond their monstrous size, physicality, and raw talent, he instilled in them a commitment to fitness, health, drive, and determination that would give his boys a leg up in ways other families simply couldnandrsquo;t match. And the boysandrsquo; motivation certainly wasnandrsquo;t something solely triggered by a driven father. They were like a pack of adolescent wolves readying themselves for the recruiting hunt. Still, all were honor roll students; the three oldest earned college degrees. Each was motivated and inspired by his brothers. Competition and bragging rights were andmdash; and continue to be andmdash; a big part of what makes the Gronkowskis tick. Growing Up Gronk reveals the secrets to the Gronkowskisandrsquo; astonishing collective success while opening the door to a lively, entertaining, one-of-a-kind household.
FormerUniversity of Florida star quarterback, 2010 first-round draft pick for theDenver Broncos, and devout Christian Tim Tebow tellsthe story of his faith, his life, and his career in football in Through MyEyes. Written with Nathan Whitaker, the New York Times bestsellingcoauthor of Quiet Strength, with Tony Dungy, Through My Eyes givesfans a first look into the heart of an athlete whose talent and devotion havemade him one of the most provocative figures in football.
About the Author
Tim Tebow is one of the most accomplished players in college football history. A two-time winner of the NCAA National Football Championship with the University of Florida, Tim is also the first-ever sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy. He then went on to become a two-time winner of the Maxwell Award for the nation’s top football player, while also winning the Davey O’Brien Award for the nation’s best college quarterback and the James E. Sullivan Award for the most outstanding amateur athlete in any sport. He is the founder of the Tim Tebow Foundation which was started to bring faith, hope, and love to those needing a brighter day in the darkest hour of need, and in April 2010, Tim was selected in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. He lives in Colorado.
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