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The Resource Dat : tackling life and the NFL, by Dat Nguyen with Rusty Burson

Dat : tackling life and the NFL, by Dat Nguyen with Rusty Burson

Label
Dat : tackling life and the NFL
Title
Dat
Title remainder
tackling life and the NFL
Statement of responsibility
by Dat Nguyen with Rusty Burson
Creator
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a quintessentially American game, for an organization often called America's Team, Dat Nguyen stands as the first player of Vietnamese descent ever to play in the NFL. Yet if asked for his job description, he would probably answer simply, "I tackle." He tackled so well at Rockport-Fulton (Texas) High School that he earned a scholarship to Texas A&M University, becoming the first Vietnamese American football player in school history. As part of the storied "Wrecking Crew," Nguyen's tackling earned him All-American honors and led the Aggies to their first Big 12 title. And, even though he was once deemed too small to play middle linebacker in the NFL, he has earned All-Pro recognition with the Dallas Cowboys. For Dat Nguyen, though, tackling the various obstacles of life--not just running backs--gives him the most pride. He learned how to tackle life from his parents, who narrowly escaped from the North Vietnamese Army in 1975. Nguyen offers the story of his faith, his family, and his career, a true story of the American dream lived out, as an inspiration to others. He recounts his father's decision to flee Vietnam; the boat trip that took his family to freedom; and their eventual settling in Rockport, Texas, where a community of Vietnamese shrimpers established an economic livelihood using skills brought from the old country. He describes the racism his family encountered while he was growing up and how the friendship of one young Caucasian boy and his family overcame prejudice through an invitation to participate in sports. Nguyen's insightful look into the life of a big-time football player offers first-hand glimpses of the personalities and playing (or coaching) styles of many celebrated stars of college football and the NFL. His stories offer excitement, romance (as he pursues his college sweetheart, now his wife), faith, fatherhood, and humor. Dat is a lively, engaging story of growing up in a refugee family, of big-time football, and of human struggle and success
Summary
The first Vietnamese American to play in the NFL tells of his life in the United States and his football career as a middle linebacker with the Dallas Cowboys
Biography type
autobiography
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192325
Cataloging source
YDX
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1975-
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Nguyen, Dat
Dewey number
  • 796.332092
  • 920
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Burson, Rusty
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True
Series statement
Swaim-Paup sports series
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  • Nguyen, Dat
  • Nguyen, Dat
  • Football players
  • Asian American football players
  • Asian American football players
  • Football players
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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tackling life and the NFL
Label
Dat : tackling life and the NFL, by Dat Nguyen with Rusty Burson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Odds breaker -- Village people -- Flee for all -- Born in the U.S.A. -- The beauty of sports -- Texas A&M's big, fat failure -- Labels are for canned goods -- Dance hall daze -- Clock management -- The Lombardi and the "Oscar" -- Moving and (milk)shaking -- The ride of my life
Control code
on1006799458
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Commemorative edition.
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9781623496548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1006799458
Label
Dat : tackling life and the NFL, by Dat Nguyen with Rusty Burson
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Odds breaker -- Village people -- Flee for all -- Born in the U.S.A. -- The beauty of sports -- Texas A&M's big, fat failure -- Labels are for canned goods -- Dance hall daze -- Clock management -- The Lombardi and the "Oscar" -- Moving and (milk)shaking -- The ride of my life
Control code
on1006799458
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Commemorative edition.
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9781623496548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1006799458

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