Go Long!

Go Long!

My Journey Beyond the Game and the Fame

Book - 2007
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Jerry Rice has been called the best pro football player ever. In spite of Rice’s legendary gridiron skills, or even his ability to transform himself into an instant ballroom-dance prodigy on ABC’s hit TV series Dancing with the Stars, the surprising fact is, a guy like Jerry Rice is made and not just born. In Go Long! Rice shares the inspirational lessons and empowering practices that have helped him attain success, both on the football field and off. Through the ups and downs of Rice’s life and incomparable career, we discover how self-motivation, determination, and humility are the keys to achievement and true fulfillment.

It’s been a long journey for Jerry Rice, from his childhood in Starkville, Mississippi, to a certain berth in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. As a kid, he was always working toward something, even if he wasn’t sure what it was. Rice honed his hand-eye coordination by catching airborne bricks tossed by his siblings while on the job with their bricklayer father, and he ran–everywhere. From these humble beginnings, Rice blazed a path to greatness in college and the NFL–a trip that was fueled by tireless effort and belief in a few simple principles, among them that achievement is a voyage, not a destination; that modesty and perseverance, not talent, are what determine how far you will go; and that everyone should strive to be a role model. Rice even demonstrates these rules in action, breaking down the greatest games from his stellar career.

Go Long! is an inspiring book by a living sports legend. More than that, however, it is the story of how Jerry Rice awakened the champion within, illustration how we can unlock the greatness within ourselves.

Baker & Taylor
"Jerry Rice has been called the best pro football player ever. In spite of his legendary gridiron skills, or even his ability to transform himself into a ballroom-dance prodigy on ABC's Dancing with the Stars, the surprising fact is, a guy like Jerry Rice is made and not just born. Here he shares the inspirational lessons and empowering practices that have helped him attain success, both on the football field and off. From his childhood in Starkville, Mississippi, Rice blazed a path to college and the NFL--a trip fueled by tireless effort and belief in a few simple principles, among them that achievement is a voyage, not a destination; that modesty and perseverance, not talent, are what determine how far you will go; and that everyone should strive to bea role model. Rice even demonstrates these rules in action, breaking down the greatest games from his stellar career.--From publisher description."--From source other than the Library of Congress

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The legendary football star draws on the highlights, triumphs, and disasters of his long and illustrious career to reveal how ambition, work ethic, and humility have played a key role in his success both on and off the playing field.
The legendary football star draws on the highlights, triumphs, and disasters of his long and illustrious career to reveal how ambition, work ethic, and humility have played a key role in his success both on and off the playing field. 75,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345496119
0345496116
Branch Call Number: 796.332092 RIC
Characteristics: xvi, 157 p. ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Curtis, Brian 1971-

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