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The Resource Growing up Colt : a father, a son, a life in football, Colt McCoy & Brad McCoy with Mike Yorkey

Growing up Colt : a father, a son, a life in football, Colt McCoy & Brad McCoy with Mike Yorkey

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Growing up Colt : a father, a son, a life in football
Title
Growing up Colt
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a father, a son, a life in football
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Colt McCoy & Brad McCoy with Mike Yorkey
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Language
eng
Summary
You watched him vie for the Heisman and national championship, and earn a first-round NFL draft spot. Now meet Colt McCoy up-close and personal! Growing up Colt is Colt's story as told by the Cleveland Browns quarterback and his father, Brad, a football coach in his native Texas. Get a behind-the-scenes view of the formative events of Colt's football experience and the foundational principles of his family and religious life
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God and the gridiron define the young life of the winningest quarterback in NCAA Division I football history. No one knows for sure what kind of NFL QB former Texas Longhorn signal-caller Colt McCoy will turn out to be. The youngster looked promising in limited work with the Cleveland Browns during his rookie season last year, but it wasn't nearly enough to start drawing comparisons to Browns legend Bernie Kosar. Still, as anyone with even a passing interest in the game knows, just getting to the NFL is a stunning achievement. Handing off the narrative to each other as they march downfield, McCoy and his father Brad offer a glimpse into how a small-town Texan was able to realize his big-league ambitions in this intimate look at how one football-obsessed family has successfully navigated their way to the NFL. Sure, it helped that Brad was a respected high-school football coach, but his 24-year-old Evangelical Christian son would have readers believe that it was the Almighty who really pushed him across the goal line. That fact should be understood at the outset—the fiercely devout McCoys are on a mission and proselytizing. The younger McCoy never misses an opportunity to sling a Bible verse at readers. If that kind of thing turns you off, look elsewhere. But if you're down with the program, or just want to know more about the new hope of the Cleveland Browns offense, then this conversational account of Colt's rise to the top should suffice.  (Kirkus Reviews, July 1, 2011)
Biography type
autobiography
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10016308
Cataloging source
DLC
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1986-
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McCoy, Colt
Dewey number
  • 796.332/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
Literary form
non fiction
Reading level
6.6
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  • McCoy, Brad
  • Yorkey, Mike
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True
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Accelerated Reader AR
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  • McCoy, Colt
  • McCoy, Colt
  • Football players
  • Fathers and sons
  • Football players
  • Father-son relationship
  • Christian life
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a father, a son, a life in football
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Growing up Colt : a father, a son, a life in football, Colt McCoy & Brad McCoy with Mike Yorkey
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
819273
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9781616266592
Lccn
2011380604
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) i9781616266592
  • (OCoLC)704377352
Label
Growing up Colt : a father, a son, a life in football, Colt McCoy & Brad McCoy with Mike Yorkey
Link
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
819273
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9781616266592
Lccn
2011380604
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781616266592
  • (OCoLC)704377352

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