Jack Youngblood is one of the most respected NFL football players of all time. Jack has been part of the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund’s family since inception and continues to fight for retired players in dire need. We are thrilled to announce Jack’s authorized biography, detailing his inspirational life and career. The book is called Because It Was Sunday: The Legend of Jack Youngblood.
“In Because It Was Sunday: The Legend of Jack Youngblood, readers and football fans will get an unprecedented, candid account of the remarkable life journey of Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end Jack Youngblood, who played 14 hard-nosed seasons with the Los Angeles Rams from 1971 to 1985.
From humble beginnings in the tiny Monticello, Florida — hanging out at the gas station with his father, raising bird dogs, hunting quail, crating watermelons — Youngblood emerged as an unlikely American sports hero. Tested by tragedy and overwhelming odds, Jack built himself up from a scrappy, overachieving linebacker, into an All-American at the University of Florida, and finally evolved into one of the NFL’s most ferocious competitors.” – from www.YoungbloodBook.com
The book also includes never before published photographs, conversations, and stories.
During his football career, Jack Youngblood performed more than 150 sacks, was voted consensus All-Pro five times, played in seven consecutive Pro Bowls, was named the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year in 1975, and the Rams’ MVP three times. In 2001, Youngblood was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Order today and receive a signed copy of Because It Was Sunday: The Legend of Jack Youngblood.