'This game means a lot to me, and by the grace of God, I'll never lose sight of the privilege it is to play it.'---Kirk Cousins Kirk's book is a reflection of who he is---not just a football player, but someone who is committed to making those around him better in every walk of life. ---Mike Shanahan, head coach, Washington Redskins In 2011, the NFF selected 16 college football players as 'National Scholar Athletes', one of the highest honors a college football player can receive ... Kirk was one of these distinguished 16, which says everything you need to know about him. ---Archie Manning, chairman, National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Kirk Cousins is a lot more than an outstanding quarterback. He walks the talk. Few people I've met can inspire like he does. ---Jon Gruden, ESPN announcer and former head coach, Tampa Bay Buccaneers In a world with far too many bad examples, Kirk is a bright light of hope, inspiration, and leadership for a new generation. ---Bill Huizenga, United States Congressman, Michigan What's it really like for a person of strong character to live in the spotlight of pressure and fame? Sit down with Kirk Cousins, record-setting Michigan State quarterback and 2012 draft pick of the NFL's Washington Redskins. In Game Changer, Cousins gives readers an inside look at his life---as experienced under the bright lights ofcollege and professional football---and how he put his faith and values into action, both on and off the field. Featuring: Personal stories and struggles of a competitive Christian athlete Truthful discussion of media hype and modern sports culture Reflections on honesty, humility, hard work, privilege, and responsibility Life principles for winning choices on and off the field
Three-time team captain, Kirk Cousins is currently considered one of the most successful quarterbacks in Michigan State University history, holding MSU records for passing yards, touchdowns, completions and more. In addition to his success on the gridiron, Kirk was named Academic All-Big Ten four years in a row, and he was selected as the 2011 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award winner in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. In 2012, Kirk was drafted by the Washington Redskins, where he has continued to inspire on and off the field. The son of Don and MaryAnn Cousins, Kirk grew up in Holland, Michigan, with his siblings, Kyle and Karalyne. Game Changer is his first book.
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