Overview:America's Trailblazing Middle Linebacker: The Story of NFL Hall of Famer Willie Lanier - Willie Lanier was the first African-American middle linebacker in pro football history, playing for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1967-1977 in an era when discrimination against black athletes was still very much the norm. Lanier gave football fans a new mold of athlete, comprised of equal amounts intelligence, creativity, individualism, and collaboration.America's Trailblazing Middle Linebacker: The Story of NFL Hall of Famer Willie Lanier explores the life and times of this groundbreaking football star. A walk-on at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, Lanier established himself as a force on the field. Drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in 1967, Lanier fought his way to the starting middle linebacker position and became a Super Bowl champion, an eight time All-Pro, and the NFL's Man of the Year in 1972. After retiring from football, Lanier went to work in the business world and became the CEO of a major US company. This book delves into Lanier's college years, his NFL exploits, and his many successes off the gridiron, revealing a man who, through hard work and determination, made the most of every opportunity that came his way.On and off the football field, Lanier showed America a glimpse of the future, when fairness, opportunity, and racial integrity could be the reality for everyone. An inspiration for athletes and fans everywhere, Lanier's story is that of a man who loved challenges, and faced every one of them with an unmatched drive to excel and succeed. Lanier was, and still is, a trailblazer.

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725641-9781538109519. It was written by the following authors: Joe Zagorski. Book America's Trailblazing Middle Linebacker: The Story of NFL Hall of Famer Willie Lanier, which can be read online, published by the company: Rowman & Littlefield. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Biography, Sports Books, True Stories. The book was published on 2020-02-12 00:00:00. It has 280 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 544 g. File for download America's Trailblazing Middle Linebacker: The Story of NFL Hall of Famer Willie Lanier has PDF format and is called americas-trailblazing-middle-linebacker-the-story-of-nfl-hall-of-famer-willie-lanier.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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