Friday, December 13, 2013

Slow Getting Up by Nate Jackson

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be on a professional football team? Maybe not a starter like Aaron Rodgers or Clay Matthews, but that guy who sits on the bench and gets paid to play? Did you ever wonder how hard can it be? If that thought has ever crossed your mind, then Slow Getting Up by Nate Jackson is the book for you.

Like the sub-title implies, this is a story of NFL survival. He may not have been a star, and unless you were in Denver while he was playing you might not know who he is, he was out there, some weeks getting into some games, and earning a world of hurt.

For Nate Jackson, football was just a part of life, and he would do anything to be able to keep playing. When he was cut from the Cal Poly team, he transferred to a Division III school. His coaches there saw professional talent, and before he knew it, the 49ers were calling him. Sure he was un-drafted, traded to Denver and barely made the practice squad, but he was a professional athlete.

Slow Getting Up it is the perfect book a the football fanatic or just a fan of the game. Nate Jackson gives a behind the scenes tour of a NFL football team in this memoir, and after reading it you'll be happy you just have to watch the game from the comfort of your living room.

Check out Slow Getting Up @ the library!