Football Champ (Football Genius Series #3) [With Earbuds]

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Troy's got to think fast—if he doesn't want to get banned from the NFL for life.

Most people think that Troy White works for the NFL Atlanta Falcons as a ball boy, but the team knows the truth. Troy is a "football genius," with the extraordinary ability to predict an opposing team's next moves. With Troy calling the winning plays, the Falcons are on their way to the playoffs. And thanks to the coaching of Seth Halloway, the Falcon's star linebacker, and the talents of best friends Nathan and Tate, Troy's own team is on its way to the junior league football state championships!

But then reporter Brent Peele starts smearing the team. Suddenly, the media storm surrounding Troy threatens not only his own NFL career, but Seth's and his mother's, too.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616373153
Publisher: Findaway World
Publication date: 12/28/2010
Series: Football Genius Series , #3
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

Tim Green, himself an adopted child who has written movingly of his own search for his birth parents in A Man and His Mother, has brought the experience of those feelings to Troy White, whose longing to know his father was evoked in Tim's first novel for young readers, the New York Times bestseller Football Genius. A former star defensive end with the Atlanta Falcons, Tim earned his law degree from Syracuse University and began writing bestselling books for adults, including The Dark Side of the Game and False Convictions. He's worked as an NFL analyst for FOX Sports and most recently hosted Find My Family for ABC TV.

Tim lives with his wife, Illyssa, and their five children in upstate New York, where he enjoys sailing and coaching his children's football and baseball teams.

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Football Champ
A Football Genius Novel

Chapter One

Troy knew better than to push the NFL coach aside and signal the play himself for everyone to see. Troy was a secret. The Falcons were winning, 17...13, but the Bears had the ball on the Falcons' five-yard line, and there was time for one last play. If the Falcons' defense held, the game would be over and the team's run at the playoffs would be real.

"You're sure?" the coach asked, pain in his eyes as the smoke from his breath drifted skyward in the cold Chicago air.

The Bears' offense broke the huddle and started for the line. Seth Halloway, the Falcons' star linebacker, waved his hands to Troy and the coach, frantic for a defensive play.

"Yes," Troy said impatiently. "They're going to run the slant."

He knew adults doubted twelve-year-olds, anyway. His calls had been good enough in the last three games for the Falcons to end a losing streak and beat the Raiders, Tampa Bay, and New Orleans. Troy stared hard into the defensive coordinator's eyes until the older man blinked, turned, and signaled in Troy's play.

Seth nodded at the signal and shouted the play to his defensive teammates, cupping his hands over his mouth. The center snapped the ball. The defense blitzed. The quarterback dropped and threw the slant.

Seth Halloway leaped in front of the receiver and snatched the ball, securing the Falcons' fourth win in a row.

Troy jumped almost as high as Seth. So did every other player and coach on the Falcons' sideline. The defensive coach hugged Troy. Players smacked his back and hooted with joy. Some of them called out his name, and Troy's face burned withpride.

They knew him and they knew what he did.

Even though officially he was a ball boy, the players knew.

Troy saw Seth in the mayhem and grinned, but Seth didn't grin back.

"Come quick," Seth said, leading Troy by the arm and pushing through the crowd of NFL players and into the dark tunnel.

"Why?" Troy asked, searching Seth's face. "Let's celebrate!"

"That reporter, Peele, he saw you. We've got to get you out of here before he ruins everything."

Football Champ
A Football Genius Novel
. Copyright © by Tim Green. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As i read this book, it got more suspenseful as i get farther into the book. i love the game of football, so this book interests me because of the football mentality and because the nfl is involved in this book so much; i like the nfl alot. tim green is an awesome writer, i loved football genius alot also
CoxJ More than 1 year ago
This book is about a boy named troy that has a gift. He can see what play the other team is going to run and he has landed a job with thee Atlanta falcons. Through several conspiracies he still was able to keep his job. Troy also is on a football team tat makes it all the way to the state championship. I liked how he described characters in the story and he described the places too. I would recommend this book to all football lovers and tim green lovers everywhere. It is a good book and even if you dont like football you'll like this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book Review Outline Book title and author: Tim Green: Football Champ Title of review: Football genius Number of stars (1 to 5): 5 Introduction Troy White is a “football genius” and many people think he is cheating somehow. Troy has a middle school team he plays on. Seth Holloway and Troy run into some trouble throughout the season with the media. Description and summary of main points Brent Peele is trying to ruin Seth and troy’s career by bringing them down in the media. Peele accuses Seth on doing steroids. Troy and his friends hide and video Peele admitting he was lying. Throughout the whole book there is a never ending fight with the players and the media. Evaluation I thought the book would have more football in it; instead it had some life problems in it. It still was very good. It has a lot of action in it. It has football games giving details about the hard hits with the amazing plays. Out of all the football books I read this one by far is the best! Conclusion This book is mostly about how troy can call the other team’s offensive play before they even snap the ball they call him the “football genius”. It kind of tells you don’t give up in tough situations. Your final review This is one of the best football books I have read so far. I liked every page of it. It’s full of excitement, humor, and fear. I would suggest this book to many people that enjoy footall.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Foot ball champ is a great book i think that this is something that i would buy it is a great book for kids who are really intrested in football this is a book i would buy because it is talking about football almost the whole entire time it is very intresting the furyher that you get in to the book!
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bostonfan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If you like football you would like this book.It's a very good book by Tim green a former NFL player. He was a MLB for the Falcons.
suzeneal on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Boys really enjoy reading this book. Football Champ stays checked out every week. Great book!
MrsDayClass on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It was exciting to know what was going to happen next.
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