Final Season

Ben Redd has football in his blood. With his two older all-star brothers and their NFL dad being football royalty, it was only natural that sixth-grade quarterback Ben follow in their footsteps. Gifted with speed and a rocket arm, Ben has his sights set on the NFL. And his chance to shine is on the horizon, especially with the championship game against the tough rival team, Penn Yan.

But when his dad receives awful news—that he has an incurable disease called ALS, no doubt triggered by those hard hits he took on the field—the whole family is turned upside down. Now Ben’s mom is determined to get Ben to quit football for good.

Ben isn’t playing just for himself, though. This might be his dad’s last time ever as a coach. And Ben’s lively teammates, including the new girl on the team, Thea, need a quarterback who can lead them to a victory. He can’t—he won’t—give up. But as Ben struggles on the field from the pressures of winning, and as he watches the heavy toll ALS is taking on his dad, he begins to question if this will truly be his final season.

Drawing from his own experiences, both with the NFL and with his ALS diagnosis, New York Times bestselling author and former Atlanta Falcon’s player Tim Green highlights the importance of family, community, and love of football while also cautioning against the risks of the beloved sport.

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The Big Game

Danny Owens is football royalty in his small Texas town. And he’s dedicating his seventh-grade season to his Super Bowl–champion father, who recently passed away. Danny promises everyone that, just like his dad, he’ll dominate the big game at the end of the season and earn a spot on the high school varsity team.
Then his English teacher catches him cheating on a test. Despite everyone’s protests, she is not going to let Danny get away with it. And even though Danny is given another opportunity to take the test, he knows it won’t matter, for he’s been carrying a secret with him for a long time now. He can’t read.
If Danny can’t pass his class, he won’t be eligible to play in the big championship game that could unlock his future. While his resentment rises against the one person willing to help him win off the field, the pressure to succeed begins to weigh heavily on Danny’s shoulders. Danny knows he’s being tested on every level, and to pass, he may very well have to choose a different path from his father’s.
In another action-packed and inspiring story, New York Times bestselling author and former NFL player Tim Green encourages readers to fight for their dreams but to live up to their own great expectations.


Touchdown Kid

Cory and his best friend, Liam, have always loved football. Even though they live in a rough neighborhood, where opportunities don’t come very often, their passion for the game has carried them through. So when Liam is offered a scholarship to HBS, an elite private school, to play football, Cory couldn’t be happier for him.

But then a tragic injury on the field knocks Liam out of the game—and out of the HBS football family. The HBS coach still needs a player, and when Cory takes over at Liam’s spot, he rips off several impressive touchdowns.  It’s the chance of a lifetime when Cory is offered Liam’s scholarship—and the nickname Touchdown Kid. Cory knows football could be his ticket out, but he soon discovers he will need to do more than play the game—he’ll have to fit in in a world where most people look at him and just see a scholarship kid from the wrong side of town. Cory knows that if he can fight hard enough, both on and off the field, he may just be able to build a future that looks very different from his past. But will he be able to maintain his Touchdown Kid status, or will it all fall apart just short of the endzone?

In another action-packed and heartfelt story, New York Times bestselling author and former NFL defensive end Tim Green explores the opportunities given by playing football and having a “football family” at your back, which can equal the playing field for any kid, as long as they have the skills to compete.


Left Out

ALL LANDON DORCH has ever wanted was to be like everyone else. But his deafness and the way he talks have been obstacles all his life. Other kids, and even adults, have never been able to look past his disability and see the real Landon. But now, he finally gets an opportunity to fit in. Bigger and taller than any other seventh grader in his new school, Landon plans to use his size to his advantage.

In Bronxville, football reigns supreme, and what could be better for a hopeful lineman desperate to gain friends beyond his fiery little sister? Still, the same speech problems and the cochlear implants that help him hear continue to haunt him. At best, his new teammates keep their distance, and when football proves harder than he thought, the coaches encourage Landon to be their oversize water boy.

Just when it looks like Landon will be left out for good, Brett Bell—a star player whose family knows about being different—becomes an unlikely friend. And the whole Bell family pitches in to help Landon, even Brett’s uncle, a New York Giants All-Pro tackle who shares some of his trade secrets. But in the end, only Landon can fight his way off the bench and through a crowded field of bullies bent on seeing him forever left out.

From former NFL player and New York Times bestselling author Tim Green comes an action-packed story about one boy’s journey to change how others see him—both on and off the field.