No sport rivals football for building character. In the scorching heat of two-a-days and the fierce combat of the gridiron, true leaders are born. Just ask Bill Curry, whose credentials for exploring the relationship between football and leadership include two Super Bowl rings and the distinction of having snapped footballs to Bart Starr and Johnny Unitas.
In Ten Men You Meet in the Huddle, Curry shares the wit, wisdom, and tough love of teammates and coaches who turned him from a next-to-last NFL draft pick into a two-time Pro Bowler. Learning from such giants as Vince Lombardi and Don Shula, Ray Nitschke and Bubba Smith, Bobby Dodd and even the indomitable George Plimpton, Curry led a football life of nonstop exploration packed with adventure and surprise.
Blessed with irresistible characters, rich personal history, and a strong, simple, down-to-earth voice, Ten Men You Meet in the Huddle proves that football is much more than a game.
It’s a metaphor for life.
About Bill Curry
A college football analyst for ESPN from 1997-2008, Bill Curry is the new head football coach at Georgia State University. Previously, he coached at Georgia Tech, Alabama, and Kentucky after completing a 10-year NFL playing career with the Packers, Colts, Oilers, and Rams. He lives in Atlanta with Carolyn Newton Curry, his wife of 45 years.
“Ten Men You Meet in the Huddle is equal parts autobiography, character study, leadership manual, and profound philosophy. Bill Curry has a wonderful gift for portraiture…Ten Men is by far the best book about the NFL I’ve ever read.”—Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides
“What a wonderful gift Bill Curry has delivered to football fans…I did not want this book to end.”—Jeffrey Marx, author of Season of Life