Growing Up Colt: A Father, a Son, a Life in Football   -     By: Colt McCoy, Brad McCoy, Mike Yorkey
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He vied for the Heisman and the national championship, then earned a first-round NFL draft spot. Now, Colt McCoy offers an up-close and personal view of his life, covering football, family, and faith. Growing Up Colt-A Father, a Son, a Life in Football is a unique biography by both the Cleveland Browns quarterback and his father, Brad, a highly-respected football coach in his native Texas. Describing the formative events of Colt's football experience alongside the foundational principles of his family and faith life, Growing Up Colt promises an inspiring read for football fans of all ages. Includes a full-color photo section.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Barbour Publishing
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN-13: 9781616266592
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Publisher's Description

You watched him vie for the Heisman and national championship, and earn a third-round NFL draft spot. Now meet Colt McCoy up-close and personal! Growing Up ColtA Father, a Son, a Life in Football is a unique biography by both the Cleveland Browns quarterback and his father, Brad, a highly-respected football coach in his native Texas. Get a behind-the-scenes view of the formative events of Colt’s football experience and the foundational principles of his family and faith life. Growing Up Colt promises an inspiring read for football fans of all ages—and don’t miss the exciting full-color photo section!

Author Bio

Colt McCoy, a third-round draft pick of the Cleveland Browns, quarterbacked his University of Texas team to the 2010 BCS national championship game. The 2008 Heisman trophy runner-up, McCoy is a member of the Church of Christ, has been involved in domestic and foreign ministries, and married in the summer of 2010.

Mike Yorkey, a former Focus on the Family magazine editor and author, co-author, or editor of more than 70 books, has written about sports for a variety of national publications. Mike is author of several other titles in the Playing with Purpose series and co-author of the internationally bestselling Every Man’s Battle books. He and his wife, Nicole, are parents of two adult children, and live in Encinitas, California.

 

 

Endorsements

"Colt and Brad McCoy have plenty to say about football, Texas, and family. They have even more to say about faith. It could change the way you live your life." -Max Lucado, Pastor and Bestselling Author

"I love Colt McCoy's football skills, but I also love his intangibles--his faith, his leadership, his commitment to the people around him. Now you can find out exactly how this Cleveland Browns quarterback went from a small Texas high school to reach the highest level of the NFL." -Roger Staubach, Hall of Fame Quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys

"You won't find a finer young man than Colt McCoy. Time and again, he's proven himself to be a leader in his own unique way. You'll love reading his story and how he learned to lead others." -Nolan Ryan, Hall of Fame Pitcher for the New York Mets, California Angels, Houston Astros, and Texas Rangers

"Whether you like sports, football, or the University of Texas, Growing Up Colt is a great read--a behind-the-scenes look at the biggest milestones in the life of one of the game's bright young stars. Colt McCoy is the real deal, a Christ-centered young man committed to living with integrity, pursuing excellence, and bringing glory to God. In this book, Colt and his father, Brad, invite you into their lives and share the key principles and big decisions that have defined their family--things like high expectations, hard work, and doing what's right." -Alex and Brett Harris, Author of Do Hard Things

"Colt McCoy is a great football player and an even better person. His life, and the things he stands for, are an inspiration to all of us." -Mack Brown, University of Texas Football Coach

"Growing Up Colt is a fascinating and compelling story of a young man of great talent and the impact of a godly father, filled with life lessons for all of us. You will be inspired, motivated, and spiritually uplifted." -Pat Williams, Orlando Magic Senior Vice President and Author of Leadership Excellence

Author Info

Colt McCoy, a first-round draft pick of the Cleveland Browns, quarterbacked his University of Texas team to the 2010 BCS national championship game. The 2008 Heisman trophy runner-up, McCoy is a member of the Church of Christ, has been involved in domestic and foreign ministries, and married in the summer of 2010.
Brad McCoy, a long-time high school football coach in Texas, now serves as a consultant with The Flippen Group, specializing in talent development. Also a motivational speaker, Brad and his wife, Debra, have raised three sons--Colt, Chance, and Case.
Mike Yorkey is a former editor of Focus on the Family magazine who has also written for numerous sports magazines. He and his wife live in Encinitas, California.

Editorial Reviews

"Whether you like sports, football, or the University of Texas, Growing Up Colt is a great read—a behind-the-scenes look at the biggest milestones in the life of one of the game's bright young stars. But don’t let that fool you. This is more than a typical sports book, and its author is more than your average NFL quarterback. Colt McCoy is the real deal, a Christ-centered young man committed to living with integrity, pursuing excellence, and bringing glory to God. In this book, Colt and his father Brad invite you into their lives and share the key principles and big decision that have defined their family—things like high expectations, hard work, and doing what's right. A powerful tribute to Christ, family, and football, we highly recommend Growing Up Colt for all ages." 
 

Alex and Brett Harris
Authors of Do Hard Things

"Colt and Brad McCoy have plenty to say about football, Texas, and family.  They have even more to say about faith.  What they have to say is worth hearing: it could change the way you parent your kids, love your spouse, and live your life."


 Max Lucado
 Pastor and bestselling author


"I love Colt McCoy’s football skills, but I also love his intangibles—his faith, his leadership, his commitment to the people around him. Now you can find out exactly how this Cleveland Browns quarterback went from a small Texas high school and reached the highest level of the NFL."

Roger Staubach
Hall of Fame Quarterback, Dallas Cowboys

Handing off the narrative to each other as they march downfield, McCoy and his father Brad offer a glimpse into how a small-town Texan was able to realize his big-league ambitions in this intimate look at how one football-obsessed family has successfully navigated their way to the NFL. Sure, it helped that Brad was a respected high-school football coach, but his 24-year-old Evangelical Christian son would have readers believe that it was the Almighty who really pushed him across the goal line. That fact should be understood at the outset-the fiercely devout McCoys are on a mission and proselytizing. The younger McCoy never misses an opportunity to sling a Bible verse at readers.

 

If that kind of thing turns you off, look elsewhere. But if you're down with the program, or just want to know more about the new hope of the Cleveland Browns offense, then this conversational account of Colt's rise to the top should suffice.


I highly recommend Growing Up Colt for football fans everywhere, but especially for those who follow the Browns' team.  And I recommend the book for its parental principles.  For anyone seeking to live a strong Christian faith, Growing Up Colt might just be the inspirational book a reader has been searching for.

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