The Middle School Rules of Vontae Davis

Author:   Sean Jensen
Publisher:   BroadStreet Publishing
ISBN:  

9781424555871


Pages:   176
Publication Date:   05 November 2019
Recommended Age:   From 13 to 18 years
Format:   Hardback
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The Middle School Rules of Vontae Davis


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Over 1 million boys play high school football every year. About 6.5% of them become collegiate players. Of those who play in college, only 1.5% reach the NFL. How daunting were those odds for Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis-a two-time Pro Bowl selection now entering his ninth NFL season? A native of Washington D.C., Vontae endured many hardships and challenges as his parents battled drug addiction. When he was 11 years old, Vontae and his siblings were going to be placed in separate foster homes by Child Protective Services, but his grandmother Adaline refused to let them be split up-adopting and raising all seven of them together. As a housekeeper, Adaline and her husband could barely provide for the kids financially but they instilled important values in them. Adaline provided unconditional love and timely morsels of wisdom through her firm but faithful approach. With some guidance from his older brother Vernon-one of the most highly sought-after college recruits and a two-time Pro Bowl tight end-Vontae earned a football scholarship to the University of Illinois. After three years as a starter in Champaign, Illinois, he entered the NFL Draft and was the 25th overall selection in the first round. The Middle School Rules of Vontae Davis will feature Vontae's defining childhood stories and lessons learned while growing up in a D.C. neighborhood teeming with drugs and gangs. Young readers will see how Vontae thrived with the support of coaches, teachers, teammates, friends, and relatives-none more important than his grandmother. Vontae Davis was named an NFL Players Association Community MVP during the 2015 season. He works with the Department of Child Services, the Children's Bureau, and Hands of Hope, an organization focused on aiding orphans through adoption and foster care.

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Author:   Sean Jensen
Publisher:   BroadStreet Publishing
Imprint:   BroadStreet Publishing
Dimensions:   Width: 14.00cm , Height: 1.10cm , Length: 20.30cm
ISBN:  

9781424555871


ISBN 10:   1424555876
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   05 November 2019
Recommended Age:   From 13 to 18 years
Audience:   Young adult ,  Teenage / Young adult
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
This item is yet to be released. You can pre-order this item and we will dispatch it to you upon its release.

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SEAN JENSEN was born in South Korea. He was adopted and grew up in California, Massachusetts, and Virginia, mostly on or near military bases. Given his unique background, he's always been drawn to storytelling, a skill he developed at Northwestern University and crafted as a sportswriter for the last 16 years, almost exclusively covering the NFL. During his career, he's fostered strong relationships with athletes in multiple sports, and penned award-winning features on Derrick Rose and Adrian Peterson, among others.

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