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Best American Football Books Worth Your Attention

Our list of some of the best American Football books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

Evolution of the Game: A Chronicle of American Football (2016)

 Best American Football Books Worth Your AttentionFootball is America’s most popular sport: the nation is obsessed with it, and the game has spawned millions of fans worldwide. Filled with facts, figures, and formations, Evolution of the Game chronicles the why, when, and how the game of American football developed.
Author(s): Frank Francisco

Offensive Football Strategies (2000)

 Best American Football Books Worth Your AttentionUse strategies straight from many of football’s all-time greatest coaches! Offensive Football Strategies offers you special access to the sharpest football minds in the game’s history. Pick and choose portions to use to optimize your game plan each season. Offensive Football Strategies is the most comprehensive and detailed book of its kind, containing the most popular and effective offensive philosophies, systems, formations, and plays over the past 40 years.
Author(s): American Football Coaches Association

Football For Dummies (2019)

 Best American Football Books Worth Your AttentionNew stadiums have been built, new stars have been born, and records have been broken since the last edition of Football For Dummies. This new edition is the fan’s ultimate, up-to-date guide to all things pigskin.
Author(s): Howie Long, John Czarnecki

Defensive Football Strategies (American Football Coaches Association) (2000)

 Best American Football Books Worth Your AttentionThey say that defense wins championships. If so, this book is your formula for winning a title with a solid defensive football team. Defensive Football Strategies is a complete collection of tactics, teachings, and insights from some of the best defensive minds in the game.
Author(s): American Football Coaches Association

Football: Great Records, Weird Happenings, Odd Facts, Amazing Moments & Other Cool Stuff (2015)

 Best American Football Books Worth Your AttentionJam-packed with cool trivia, history-making records, unforgettable moments, and wacky true tales of your favorite games, players and events, these stories from the gridiron will set fans abuzz.An engaging presentation for football’s toughest fans. Find out all about the culture of superstition and the crazy events that surround the game, about the hazing that’s an integral part of the sport, and about how a team’s captain gets his fellow players all fired up.
Author(s): Ron Martirano

Sports in American Life: A History (2011)

 Best American Football Books Worth Your AttentionThis new edition of Davies’ highly praised narrative of American sports history makes use of the very latest research and now includes updated and expanded coverage of major sporting events since 2006, extreme sports, and women in sports.
Author(s): Richard O. Davies

American Football Puzzles Book: American Football Word Searches, Cryptograms, Alphabet Soups, Dittos, Piece By Piece Puzzles All You Want to Challenge to Keep Your Brain Young (Volume 2) (2018)

 Best American Football Books Worth Your AttentionAmerican Football Puzzles Book: American Football Word Searches, Cryptograms, Alphabet Soups, Dittos, Piece By Piece Puzzles All You Want to Challenge to Keep Your Brain Young This American Football puzzles book is for adults and kids ages 4-8 years and up. It is the perfect book for Basketball-loving people in your life who also loves word puzzles.
Author(s): Ronald Blau

The Football Coaching Bible (2002)

 Best American Football Books Worth Your AttentionThe Football Coaching Bible features many of the game’s most successful coaches. Each shares the special insight, advice, and strategies they’ve used to field championship-winning teams season after season. The 27 chapter contributing coaches span six decades of the sport and reach into every corner of the United States. The impressive list of contributors: -Joe Paterno -Hayden Fry -Phil Fulmer -Dick Foster -Grant Teaff -Gene Stallings -Jim Tressel -R.C.
Author(s): American Football Coaches Association

Coaching Youth Football 6th Edition (Coaching Youth Sports) (2017)

 Best American Football Books Worth Your AttentionCongratulations on your commitment to coach youth football. If you have played but haven’t coached before, you’ll need some help to make your first season a success. If you have coached previously, every season is an opportunity to do better. Coaching Youth Football, with its field-tested information and advice, will help you run your team with confidence.
Author(s): American Youth Football, Joe Galat

The League That Didn’t Exist: A History of the All-American Football Conference, 1946-1949 (2018)

 Best American Football Books Worth Your AttentionThe All-American Football Conference was the only challenger to the NFL (except for the American Football League of the 1960s) to survive more than two seasons in competition with the established league. It ultimately failed to achieve its goal of a peaceful coexistence with the NFL and folded in 1949. Its Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers, which were absorbed by the NFL in 1950, are still in business.
Author(s): Gary Webster

Hybrids: The Making of a Modern Defense (2018)

 Best American Football Books Worth Your AttentionIn order to see the future, we must first view the past. The second book by author Cody Alexander dives into the evolution of the modern defense. From Bill Arnsparger’s hybrid 3-4 to the three-safety defenses found in the pass-happy Big 12, Alexander details the path taken to get to where we are today. One primary element in all modern defenses is the use of hybrid players and the move towards a more position-less game.
Author(s): Cody Alexander

All-American Murder: The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez, the Superstar Whose Life Ended on Murderers’ Row (2018)

 Best American Football Books Worth Your AttentionAaron Hernandez was a college All-American who became the youngest player in the NFL and later reached the Super Bowl. His every move as a tight end with the New England Patriots played out the headlines, yet he led a secret life — one that ended in a maximum-security prison.
Author(s): James Patterson , Alex Abramovich , et al.

Integrating the Gridiron: Black Civil Rights and American College Football (2011)

 Best American Football Books Worth Your AttentionEven the most casual sports fans celebrate the achievements of professional athletes, among them Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali, and Joe Louis.
Author(s): Lane Demas

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: AN ADULT COLORING BOOK: An American Football Coloring Book For Adults (2018)

 Best American Football Books Worth Your Attention*An awesome collection of American Football coloring patterns*Perfect for relaxation and stress relief*2 copies of each image, for two chances to color!*Rad original designs, from Scribble Press
Author(s): Skyler Rankin

Best American Football Books Worth Your Attention

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Gridiron Capital: How American Football Became a Samoan Game

Author(s): Lisa Uperesa
ID: 3374369, Publisher: Duke University Press Books, Year: 2022, Size: 7 Mb, Format: pdf

Roll Red Roll: Rape, Power, and Football in the American Heartland

Author(s): Nancy Schwartzman
ID: 3381510, Publisher: Hachette, Year: 2022, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Women's American Football: Breaking Barriers On and Off the Gridiron

Author(s): Russ Crawford
ID: 3547632, Publisher: University of Nebraska Press, Year: 2022, Size: 15 Mb, Format: pdf

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