A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile
On Sale: September 17, 2013
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Nate Jacksonâ€™s Slow Getting Up is an unvarnished
and uncensored memoir of everyday life in the most popular
sports league in Americaâ€”and the most damaging to its
playersâ€”the National Football League.
college ball at a tiny Division III school, Jackson, a
receiver, signed as a free agent with the San Francisco
49ers, before moving to the Denver Broncos. For six seasons
in the NFL as a Bronco, he alternated between the practice
squad and the active roster, eventually winning a starting
spotâ€”a short, tenuous career emblematic of the average pro
Drawing from his own experience, Jackson tells
the little known story of the hundreds of everyday,
"expendable" players whose lives are far different from
their superstar colleagues.
From scouting combines to
training camps, off-season parties to game-day routines,
debilitating physical injuriesâ€”including degenerative brain
conditionsâ€”to poor pensions and financial distress, he
offers a funny, and shocking look at life in the NFL, and
the young men who risk their health and even their lives to
play the game.
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