Courage Beyond the Game - Jim Dent

Courage Beyond the Game

By Jim Dent

  • Release Date: 2011-08-16
  • Genre: Football
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 40 Ratings

Description

Jim Dent, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Junction Boys, returns with a powerful Texas story which transcends college football, displaying the courage and determination of one of the game's most valiant players.

Freddie Steinmark was a small but scrappy young man when he arrived at the University of Texas in 1967. A tenacious competitor, Freddie became UT's star safety by the start of the 1969 season, but he'd also developed a crippling pain in his thigh. Freddie continued to play, helping the Longhorns to rip through opponents like pulpwood. His final game was for the 1969 national championship, when the Longhorns rallied to beat Arkansas in a legendary game that has become known as "the Game of the Century."

Tragically, bone cancer took Freddie off the field when nothing else could. But nothing could extinguish his irrepressible spirit or keep him away from the game. Today, a photo of Freddie hangs in the tunnel at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, where players touch it before games en route to the field. With Courage Beyond the Game, a Brian's Song for college football, Jim Dent once again brings readers to cheers and tears with a truly American tale of bravery in the face of the worst odds.

Reviews

  • Best Sports Story

    5
    By Knutvhrrjhffjjgg
    Emotional yet uplifting!
  • Courage Beyond The Game

    5
    By Tex Turkey
    What a great book . I have read all your books , an Im telling everyone to read them all . What great stories where every page is a must read .You are truly a great writer an Im waiting for your next book . What else can I say ?
  • THANK YOU MR. DENT!!!!

    5
    By Stealer13
    & THANK U MR. STEINMARK FOR SHOWING ME A VERY IMPORTANT LESSON, & THAT IS: IT DOESN'T MATTER IF SOMEONE IS 7 FT TALL, OR IF THEY'RE SHORTER THEN 5 FT. IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU CAN BENCH-PRESS 400 OR 150. AS LONG AS YOU HAVE "THE DRIVE" TO SUCCEED, THERE IS NOTHING STOPPING YOU FROM ACCOMPLISHING YOUR GOALS. Thank you Mr. Dent for a FANTASTIC/INSPIRATIONAL read, & Thank you Mr. Steinmark for showing me that even though somebody might be under-sized, that YOU can still "PACK A PUNCH"!!!

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