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Principles of football
Heisman, John W. (John William), 1869-1936.
Publication Information:
Athens, GA : Hill Street Press, [2000]

Physical Description:
373 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
General Note:
Reprint. Originally published: St. Louis : Sports Pub. Bureau, c1922.
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Central Library GV951 .H45 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Time to get back to football's basics. The bedrock simplicity of legendary coach John Heisman's 'Principles of Football' will knock the wind out of you like a four-man tackle deep behind the line of scrimmage. Originally published in the 1920's, this classic book is perfect for every young player and coach, as well as all lovers of the game. Includes over 40 of Heisman's plays. Heisman's innovative, no-loss attitude includes time-tested and timeless tips on merging game strategy with gentlemanly sportsmanship to teach how to master the 'mental game'. Includes a complete listing of Heisman Trophy recipients, plus John Heisman's 175 basic football axioms.

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Library Journal Review

In 1922, the legendary coach assembled this football manual, which offers how-to instructions on tackling, passing, signaling, etc., as well as information on proper diet and theories on defense and offense. This edition has been updated with a list of all Heisman Trophy winners up to 1999. Some of his ideas are now dated, but this volume still offers much sound advice as well as being a true piece of Americana. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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