Slow Getting Up: A Story Of NFL Survival From The Bottom Of The Pile

September 15, 2015|
Slow Getting Up: A Story Of NFL Survival From The Bottom Of The Pile by Nate Jackson
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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.

Nate Jackson played six seasons in the National Football League as a wide receiver and a tight end. His writing has appeared inDeadspin,Slate,Daily Beast,BuzzFeed, theWall Street Journal, and theNew York Times. A native of San Jose, California, he now lives in Los Angeles. This is his first book.
Title:Slow Getting Up: A Story Of NFL Survival From The Bottom Of The PileFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:256 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.89 inShipping dimensions:256 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.89 inPublished:15 septembre 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062108026

ISBN - 13:9780062108029

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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