"The Matthews are the First Family of Football and Bruce is their Patriarch, one of just over 300 to have a bronzed bust in Canton, Ohio as the greatest of all time. All of us can learn from his faithful journey of commitment, character, courage and compassionwhat it takes to have a Hall of Fame family and Hall of Fame life".
"I had the honor of being a teammate with Bruce for ten years. He was the most talented and versatile offensive lineman I played with during my twenty-three year career. The Matthews family to me is the "1st Family" of NFL football! It is truly amazing the talent in this one family tree. This story needs to be told, and I'm happy the sports world will get to learn more about this truly amazing family lineage. I slept better the night before games knowing that Bruce was lining up next to me!"
"In my twenty-three years of coaching in the NFL, Bruce Matthews was one of the most competitive, yet humble teammates I ever had the privilege to coach. He was a warrior in the trenches on the gridiron and has always been a warrior for Christ. Join him in his family journey as he takes you inside the locker room and the life of a Hall of Fame player. "Button your chin straps!" . . . Youre going to love this!
"This is an honest and revealing story about the life of one of the greatest to ever play in the NFL. It is a fascinating "behind the scenes" look at the NFL, as well as a personal story of overcoming life's challenging obstacles. Whether you are a sports fan or not, you will be inspired by Bruce's journey as a father, a husband and a Christian. I am honored to have been a close friend of the Matthews family for over 30 years and continue to be inspired by the love and support that they have for each other and the faith that guides them all."
"While reading this book I could feel Bruces spirit and energy, which is raw and inspirational. Bruce embodies all of the qualities of what and who a man is. His strong core values and beliefs jump off of each page. Those same qualities permeated in our locker room where Bruce was a wise, loving, faith-filled, persistent and tenacious "granddaddy" role model. I knew without a doubt for seven of my eight years as an Oiler/Titan, I could always count on Bruce Matthews to be there, no matter what, even when injured. And Im extremely grateful."
"Bruce Matthews is a winner as an NFL player, a husband, a father, and a man of God. His new book, which tells the amazing story of the Matthews family, is a winner too. If youre looking for inspiration to be better in every aspect of your life, you need to read Inside the NFLs First Family."
Inside the NFLs First Family provides extraordinary insight into Bruce Matthews journey from childhood to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Matthews family has embodied greatness on the field for three generations. "First Family" shows what an important role their faith in God has played in helping them become leaders and role models who set a standard that transcends the sport that has made them so successful.