Football GeniusNew York Times Bestseller!
Troy White has a phenomenal gift...
He can predict football plays before they happen. Any position. Any player. Any team.
When Troy's single mom gets a job working in public relations for the Atlanta Falcons, Troy figures it's his chance to prove what he can do. But first he has to get to the Falconsand with tight security and a notoriously mean coach, even his mom's field passes aren't much help.
Then Troy and his best friends devise a plan to get the attention of star linebacker Seth Halloway. With Seth's playing and Troy's genius, the Falcons could be unstoppableif they'll only listen.
Bestselling author and former NFL player Tim Green scores a touchdown with this exhilarating novel, his first for young readers. Football Genius is an action-packed adventure with gripping suspense, a hero you can really root for, and an insider's look at the world of professional football.
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HarperCollins, July 2007, ISBN: 978-0061122705
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New York Times Bestseller! (#6)
Nominated for the Georgia Children's Book Award for 2010 One of six young adults' choices for the 2009 IRA (International Reading Association) Young Adults' Book Awards
FOOTBALL GENIUS was named one of the best author-read audio books of the year by AudioFile magazine!
"Green makes Troy a winning hero, and he ties everything together with a fast-moving plot."
"...the fast action and plot twists will keep fans of the game glued to the story. A first purchase for libraries looking to bolster their sports fiction."
School Library Journal
"Sixth-grader Troy White has a gift for predicting football play patterns with accuracy. These abilities are recognized by a professional football team, which enlists Troy's help. Green, a former NFL player and author and narrator of this story, is joined by a cast of youthful actors who sound convincingly like Troy and best friends Nathan and Tate (a football-playing girl). This might be because Green's children, Troy and Tate, take on the roles of their namesakes. Familiar reader Ryan Sparkes plays the role of Nathan to good effect. Green's knowledge of the story and his excellent pacing accentuate the tale. Each chapter begins and ends with football band music or quieter guitar riffs, adding to the atmosphere of drama and the plot development. A few sound effects further increase the dynamism of the flawless and dynamic performances."
Francisca Goldsmith, Booklist (on the audio CD)
"This is a story that will inspire anyone who's ever been an underdog. Tim Green knows what winners are made of."
Carl Hiaasen, author of Hoot
"As close as you can come to NFL action without putting on the pads. Filled with excitement, suspenseand great football!"
Bill Parcells, Super Bowl champion coach
"Tim Green writes with heart, in a book about heart. This one will make kids cheer."
Mike Lupica, author of Travel Team