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Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Barbour Publishing
Publication Date: 2011
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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 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. 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!
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.
"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
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.
"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."
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."
Pastor and bestselling author
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.
ThelmaLou5 Stars Out Of 5Christmas GiftDecember 30, 2014ThelmaLouQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I bought this for our son for Christmas. He has not read it yet but was excited to receive it and is looking forward to reading it.
ShortyTexasAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5This book promotes good values.November 5, 2012ShortyTexasAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I was impressed with how the story of the father and son was told. The book would be one that families could read together and enjoy.
DeanoYork PAAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5September 14, 2012DeanoYork PAAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I think this book should be read by every teen boy, it shows what hard work and dedication can do in your life. Many of today's celebrities and sports figures are not positive role models, but Colt shows how faith in God and his Christian upbringing helped him to achieve great things , and at the same time kept him humble and grounded. Parents and children should read this book together to learn that you really can raise your children the way God wants in our modern world.
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