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Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile (Hardcover)

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    Nate Jackson’s Slow Getting Up is an unvarnished and uncensored memoir of everyday life in the most popular sports league in America—and the most damaging to its players—the National Football League.

    After playing college ball at a tiny Division III school, Jackson, a receiver, signed as a free agent with the San Francisco 49ers, before moving to the Denver Broncos. For six seasons in the NFL as a Bronco, he alternated between the practice squad and the active roster, eventually winning a starting spot—a short, tenuous career emblematic of the average pro player.

    Drawing from his own experience, Jackson tells the little known story of the hundreds of everyday, "expendable" players whose lives are far different from their superstar colleagues.

    From scouting combines to training camps, off-season parties to game-day routines, debilitating physical injuries—including degenerative brain conditions—to poor pensions and financial distress, he offers a funny, and shocking look at life in the NFL, and the young men who risk their health and even their lives to play the game.

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    ISBN 9780062108029
    Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 243
    Publisher Date 2013-09-17 00:00:00.0
    Publisher HarperCollins
    Copyright Year 2013
    Height 9.0 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.9 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Jackson, Nate
    Country of Origin United States

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