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Total football : the official encyclopedia of the National Football League
Carroll, Bob.
Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollins World ; London : Hi Marketing, 1999.
Physical Description:
1812 pages ; 29 cm
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GV955.5.N35 T67 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ

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Total Football II Offers in a Single Volume The Complete History of Professional Football.

Here are the most complete statistics for each of the nearly 18,000 players who've played in even a single NFL game. You'll find essays on the history of the game, its championship teams, most significant games, and greatest players--along with the legend, lore and mystique of football.

The official encyclopedia of the National Football League, Total Football II includes:

articles on the evolution of strategy through the years histories of every team past and present biographies of the NFL's 300 greatest players football families the most complete lists ever published of team rosters, awards, and the NFL draft and more.

New to this completely revised and updated edition are a host of new articles, covering an eclectic range of football-related topics, from offensive formations to football at the movies.

This nearly inexhaustible wealth of gridiron material was provided by the NFL staff, the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the Pro Football Researchers Association, as well as by the game's foremost writers and historians.

The heart of Total Football is the Player Register with statistics provided by the Elias Sports Bureau, the NFL's official statistician since 1961, Bob Carroll and David Neft. For more than 30 years, Carroll and Neft have collected information on players, birthdates and places, high schools, and colleges attended. For Total Football they supplemented their research by contacting hundreds of former players and more than 400 colleges and universities.

If it's about football, you'll find it within these pages, the book that Pro Football Weekly and other experts have called "the best football book ever"