If you're looking to listen to one of the best books about football, featuring a modern-day sports hero, this unauthorized biography of Russell Wilson will score a touchdown.
Russell Wilson, the well-known quarterback for the NFL's Seattle Seahawks, led his team to the Super Bowl Championship in 2013, winning over the Denver Broncos.
His stunning college football performances at the University of Wisconsin brought him to the attention of professional football scouts. His all-around athletic ability allowed him to play minor-league baseball as well.
Wilson's early life is as interesting as his athletic career. Born in Ohio, he grew up in Virginia, the middle child to a lawyer and a legal nurse consultant. In this fast-paced book, you will learn how his father had a big impact on his success. However, the influence of his family goes deeper than that. Russell Wilson comes from a long line of fine athletes who instilled in him a spirit of competition and excellence. Wilson's ancestry is as rich in drama as his baseball and football life. Nothing about Russell Wilson is ordinary.
This wonderful Russell Wilson book digs deep into every aspect of this remarkable man's life and career so far, including his high school years, his college experiences and awards, and his rise to stardom in the NFL. Among his multitude of records, he was the only quarterback in NFL history to throw three-plus touchdown passes without a single interception in five consecutive games. In 2016, after having won the coldest game in NFL history, negative six degrees with a wind-chill factor of -25 degrees, he was named the Pro Bowl's Offensive Most Valuable Player.