Believe: My Faith and the Tackle That Changed My Life

Believe: My Faith and the Tackle That Changed My Life

by Eric LeGrand, Mike Yorkey


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Believe is the profoundly moving story of Eric LeGrand, the former defensive tackle for the Rutgers University Scarlet Knights football team, who suffered a severe spinal cord injury and was left paralyzed by a crushing on-field tackle during a heated game with Army. A remarkable true account of a courageous young athlete whose unshakable faith, spirit, positive outlook, and rousing motto, “BELIEVE!” would serve as inspiration to legions of fans—and as motivation in his own quest to walk again—Eric’s story has received national attention, heavily covered by ESPN and Sports Illustrated. It will lift the hearts of every reader, not least of all those who were affected by quarterback Tim Tebow’s bestselling memoir, Through My Eyes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062226310
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/13/2013
Pages: 255
Sales rank: 579,655
Product dimensions: 5.44(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Eric LeGrand is a student at Rutgers University and a former defensive lineman and special teams player for the Scarlet Knights. Eric is an honorary member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and he has received the Jimmy V Perseverance Award during ESPN's annual ESPY awards show.

Mike Yorkey is a veteran writer with more than seventy books under his belt, including the Playing with Purpose and Every Man's Battle series.

Table of Contents

Foreword Kirk Herbstreit: College Football Analyst for ABC Sports and ESPN ix

1 The Quiet Before the Dawn 1

2 Where My Story Starts 11

3 A Weighty Problem and a Hefty Attitude 27

4 The Unexpected Call-Up 41

5 The Letters Never Stop 55

6 New Beginning in New Brunswick 75

7 The Scarlet Walk 91

8 The Lead-Up to Game Time 109

9 The Collision 127

10 The Seventy-Two-Hour Window 147

11 Making the Move to Kessler 171

12 Reaching Out to the Public 191

13 Touching People's Lives 219

14 Signing Bonus 231

15 My Extra Point 245

Acknowledgments 251

If You Would Like to Help Out… 255

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Believe: My Faith and the Tackle That Changed My Life 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
MAbraham16 More than 1 year ago
Eric's story will take you on an emotional roller coaster, from the sadness and fear when he gets injured, to his inspirational journey on the road to recovery.
usfbullsfan More than 1 year ago
I loved how Eric LeGrand tells his story. He builds the background for how he came to play the game and then he tells how he lives day-to-day after he was injured playing the game. He always finds a positive spin and I loved learning about what an amazing person he truly is.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"The woods."