Game of My Life Miami Hurricanes

This book takes a personal look inside some of the biggest moments of Miami’s greatest players as “The U” morphed from a football program nearly disbanded in the 1970s to a national power.


Author: Craig T. Smith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781613217344

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 669

This book takes a personal look inside some of the biggest moments of Miami’s greatest players as “The U” morphed from a football program nearly disbanded in the 1970s to a national power. Three-time All-American and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Ted “the Mad Stork” Hendricks shares his thoughts on single-handedly dominating the LSU Tigers in 1968. Current Georgia head coach Mark Richt recalls getting pelted with oranges in Gainesville in 1980, then taking over for an injured Jim Kelly and leading the Canes to a 21-20 win over the Gators in 1981. Alonzo Highsmith remembers all four of his touchdowns in Miami’s first victory at Notre Dame in 1984, where he wanted to jump out of the stadium . . . and run over that leprechaun. Vinny Testaverde recounts the antics of Melvin Bratton and Alonzo Highsmith, who prank-called Brian Bosworth the morning before No. 1 Oklahoma invaded the Orange Bowl to take on the No. 2 ’Canes, where Testaverde threw four touchdown passes in a 28-16 Heisman-clinching win. Gino Torretta describes the shot that knocked the wind out of him as he delivered the game-winning touchdown pass to Lamar Thomas in Miami’s 19-16 “Wide Right II” victory. There are many more unforgettable moments in Game of My Life Miami Hurricanes that span different eras of Miami football, including conversations with former All-American Eric Winston, 1988 Orange Bowl MVP Bernard “Tiger” Clark, All-American wideout Santana Moss, and record-setting kicker Carlos Huerta. All share close and personal details of what they were thinking and feeling in the best games of their careers. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Game of My Life

the stacked Miami Hurricanes at sold-out and newly expanded Beaver Stadium,
Senneca ran to the sideline, complaining he couldn't feel his arm. “They're like, '
Mills, Mills, go in!'” he recalls of his first college game. “I'd put my helmet behind ...


Author: Jordan Hyman

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781596700543

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 209

View: 954

Head coach Joe Paterno and some of his greatest players--Lenny Moore, Heisman Trophy-winner John Cappelletti, Rosey Grier, and others--share their observations and memories of football at Penn State.

Game of My Life

conference a couple of weeks before the game that he was going to stay at Tech
for another year, he declared for the NFL ... CHAPTER 18 ERNEST WILFORD
Miami's Hurricanes came to Blacksburg thinking 138 GAME OF MY LIFE


Author: Mike Harris

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781596700048

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 229

View: 289

Virginia Tech's Shayne Graham trots onto the field at West Virginia on November 6, 1999, with two thoughts in his mind. One is a missed field goal that would have beaten Miami a year earlier. The other is the 44-yard field goal he is about to try against the Mountaineers, a kick he must make if the Hokies are to stay unbeaten and on track for a national championship. Head down, he focuses on his mark as the ball is snapped. He steps forward, the dream of an entire team resting with his leg.Now, hear Graham's memory of that kick in his own words, for the first time. Game of My Life: Virginia Tech celebrates the extraordinary football and basketball moments that have shaped the college's rich athletic heritage. Through interviews with some of the school's most prestigious athletes, Hokies fans can relive the big games that defined the school's winning tradition.Carroll Dale, later a fixture with the Green Bay Packers, dove-arms outstretched-to haul in a crucial two-point conversion in a 1957 game against the University of Richmond. Les Henson shot from the baseline-the other baseline-as the clock neared zero against Florida State in 1980. Chris Smith went well beyond the "double-double" standard for points and rebounds. How about 30 and 31 against Marshall in 1959? Corey Moore made life miserable for Clemson quarterback Brandon Streeter one night in 1999. Bruce Smith did the same for Duke quarterback Ben Bennett in 1983. The Hokies' Jim Pyne, meanwhile, made sure Syracuse's Kevin Mitchell didn't do the same to Tech quarterback Maurice DeShazo in 1993.Carlos Dixon, Mike Imoh, Andre Davis, Dell Curry, Bryan Still, Don Strock, Bryan Randall-all the Tech greats from the gridiron and hardwoodare in these pages, including coach Frank Beamer. Join thousands of Virginia Tech fans in remembering these cherished stories. For the athletes within, these truly were the games of their lives.

Game of My Life Tennessee Volunteers

It was a ride that ended with one of the best memories Dickey has in a game that
has meant so much to his family. “I don't really ... It was as obvious as the
overwhelming talent playing for the Miami Hurricanes—the nation's No. 2-ranked
team ...


Author: Jay Greeson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781613214541

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 183

In Game of My Life Tennessee Volunteers, several prominent Tennessee players of the past share their fondest single-game experience and memories, largely in their own words. In each case, it is the player who singles out the game, that moment in time which to him is the most defining of his Volunteer career. They each talk about the cherished memories when they walked the campus as heroes of Tennessee football. More than a retelling of play-by-play action is involved in Game of My Life Tennessee Volunteers. Players reveal their emotions, their opinions, and their experiences in a unique way. Game of My Life Tennessee Volunteers spans the decades that together weave the story of Volunteer history and tradition. They are the finest moments of the men who have carried the orange and white torch in heroic fashion.

Game of My Life

... over West Virginia, Tennessee, Notre Dame, and his hometown Miami
Hurricanes, setting off a roller-coaster tenure in Baton Rouge. ... “I loved the LSU
fans, their enthusiasm, their loyalty. ... In a disaster against 54 GAME OF MY LIFE:


Author: Marty Mulé

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781596700055

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 243

View: 326

A continuing and on-going drama, LSU football is a string of improbable victories and sometimes valiant defeats, and within Game Of My Life: LSU Tigers the players responsible for perpetual story lift the curtain on their greatest acts. Here are the accounts of almost three dozen of the most remembered Tiger games of the last eight decades, as seen through the eyes -- and from the memories -- of some of LSU's most remembered athletes.Award-winning author and Louisiana-native Marty Muli takes you from the jumpy Ken Kavanaugh, a decorated bomber pilot who, in 1939, was nervous on his first plane ride en route to his four-touchdown day against Eastern-power Holy Cross; to the backdrop of Hurricane Katrina and JaMarcus Russell's last-gasp, game-winning touchdown pass against Arizona State for the displaced Bayou Bengals. In between, you hear from Billy Cannon as he decided to break a team rule and return a deep punt against Ole Miss. Run with Devery Henderson as he took a tipped pass out of the air to complete a 75-yard game-winning Hail Mary play with no time remaining against Kentucky. Shine with Tommy Hodson and Eddie Fuller on "The Night the Tigers Shook the Earth," as they deprived Auburn of a shot at the national title. Hold the fort with Max Fugler as he single-handedly stopped Ole Miss on four straight plays from inside the LSU 2-yard line. Carlos Carson's stunning NCAA-record five straight receptions for touchdowns against Rice; Kevin Faulk's 376 all-purpose yards to spearhead an amazing comeback against Houston; Ronnie Estay's 17-tackle game against Notre Dame; and Jim Taylor's 1957 heroics on offense and defense against Tulane to save Paul Dietzel's job -- and perhaps the '58national championship -- all appear in this volume of LSU history. Players such as Matt Mauck, Rohan Davey, and Marcus Spear also add their words to this storied collection that becomes a must-have for any true Tiger fan and Bayou football lov

Game of My Life

He played college ball one year ( 1955 ) for the University of Miami Hurricanes .
In 1956 , he left Miami after the Washington Senators signed him as a free agent .
He came to the Phillies in the Rule 5 draft via the Minnesota Twins , who were ...


Author: Bob Gordon

Publisher: Sports Pub

ISBN: PSU:000065622964

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 223

View: 845

More than 20 former and current Philadelphia Phillies players share their fondest single-game experience and memories with author Bob Gordon. Many of the moments celebrate the extraordinary events that have shaped the Phillies rich heritage in Philadelphia. Robin Roberts, Curt Simmons, John Vukovich, Kevin Jordan, Mitch Williams, Greg Luzinski, Darren Daulton, and Del Unser are just a few of the legendary Phillies stars who discuss the games of their lives. Even Phillie Phanatics I and II and Hall of Fame announcer Harry Kalas join in the fun. This book is the ticket for Philadelphia Phillies fans everywhere to travel back to many of the big games and moments that have shaped the team and franchise during its 126-year history in the City of Brotherly Love.

The Ecologist

We interrupt our regular programming for a moral advisory . . . his spinning ball of
blue water with the lovely clouds on it - she floats in space and is blooming with
life . ... It has become so delicious a game for Lefties to fling instant jihads against
the Christ Cowboys . ... DOES IT with two new hurricanes in line east of WANT
MY LIFE ? Miami , and with floods in I am alone with this Germany , fires in
Portugalih There is another , blue ball of water . . . and the massive echoes of I sit
in this ...




ISBN: UOM:39015058970115

Category: Ecology


View: 717

99 My Life in Pictures

I think he realized this would be his only trip ever to Nashville and he wanted to
put his stamp on the game, something people ... More recently, you see players
plugging in their computers and checking out various aspects of the business
world. ... The Rangers had one trip in 1999 which took them to Tampa Bay, Miami
, Carolina and Pittsburgh in five nights — and, ... Wayne left the plane in Raleigh-
Durham about 6:00 p.m. and immediately went, on behalf of the Hurricanes, to a
press ...


Author: Wayne Gretzky

Publisher: Mint Pub

ISBN: 0920445675

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 592


An Inspiring Story of Success at the Game of Life and Baseball Andre Dawson,
Tom Bird. ened my knee enough not to have to wear my cumbersome brace . ...
During that junior year , Pop had been able to arrange a doubleheader with his
good friend Ron Frazier and his top - ranked University of Miami Hurricanes .
Playing ...


Author: Andre Dawson

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310490707

Category: Baseball players

Page: 207

View: 678

Hawk takes you down to the dugout, puts you on the field for pitching duels, the hitting strategy, and the final, career-ending injury. Yet behind this ferocious competitor, his teammates knew another Andre Dawson. Hawk tells the never-before-told stories from Andre's past, like the struggles with racism, the famous "blank check" he signed to go to Chicago, how he helped fellow All Star Tim Raines get off drugs, and many more close-ups. On the diamond and off, his is a love reflected in action. A love for God first taught by his grandmother, and a love for the game.

Teenagers Tips for Success

He is the hardest working man I have ever known in my life . Whether it was
working at his job on ... The game was between the Oklahoma Sooners and the
Miami Hurricanes live , on ABC nationwide TV . In case you are wondering ,. 55
hard ...


Author: James Malinchak


ISBN: 0964692414

Category: Success


View: 435


how to prepare & recover : stories, photographs, and illustrations Miami Herald,
El Nuevo Herald ... I'll go to Georgia with my family and I'll stay there the rest of
my life if I have to. That hurricane was bad. I don 't ... Cards, games and books.



Publisher: Andrews McMeel Pub

ISBN: 0836217187

Category: Social Science

Page: 125

View: 956

The Edge of Everest

... thinking about what's going on in Miami and Washington , what's happening at
my law firm , how the University of Miami Hurricanes are ... I regret having had to
resign the chairmanship of Miami's Super Bowl Host Committee because of my
long absence to climb Everest . ... Finally we got the 1989 game and I'm gone
during the critical pregame phase . ... I started out in competitive athletics , but
along the way I realized that I couldn't rely on my body for the rest of my life , that I
had to ...


Author: Sue Cobb


ISBN: PSU:000019455686

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 214

View: 597

The author describes the Wyoming Centennial expedition to Mount Everest and describes the unique challenge presented by the world's highest mountain


The season opener against the Miami Hurricanes was just hours away. There
were plenty of last-minute details to fix and conversations to have with his staff,
but a football game was the last thing on Bowden's mind at that moment. Several
days ... That's why what he did that day in Miami was so poignant. ... But just
make your life available to Christ as your grandparents did and Ann and I have
tried to do.


Author: Mike Freeman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061939327

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 631

Bowden is the definitive biography of one of the greatest college football coaches of all time, Bobby Bowden, and the first family of football. Journalist Mike Freeman provides an in-depth and insightful look inside the life and mind of the iconic Florida State University coach and family man. Sweeping and emotional, Bowden not only highlights Bobby’s gridiron glory but also chronicles the family members’ very human events, including tragic deaths, criminal indictments, and loss of jobs and fortunes.

Peterson s Colleges with Programs for Students with Learning Disabilities

This might lead to only 5 minutes of studying on a Friday night when there is a
game on , but , in general , I have found that once I open a book I will keep it
open . -Brent , University of Connecticut As a writer for the Miami Hurricane I've
already learned more than any class can teach ... I find that when I keep an open
mind , friends and knowledge come easier , and experiences that may shape my
life flow .


Author: Charles T. Mangrum

Publisher: Peterson Nelnet Company

ISBN: PSU:000024910026

Category: Learning disabled

Page: 673

View: 826

Profiles over 800 colleges and universities that offer programs and services for students with learning disabilities.

Current Biography Yearbook

While sharing the stage with other talented running backs on Miami's football
team , the Hurricanes , James played well and ... In the second preseason game ,
against the Cincinnati Bengals , the Colts rushed for only 34 yards , and their
starting running ... All my life has been about proving myself , ” James told
Bradley .




ISBN: UOM:49015002849868

Category: Biography


View: 353

It s How You Play the Game

Until, that is, I dislocated my shoulder, and then I was done for the year. ... He
ripped into me, telling me that I had one last chance to get my grades up or I was
out of school for good—that I'd lose my scholarship, that I'd be through at Miami.
... This changed my life. ... ON A ROLL By the time I was a junior, I was a
preseason All-American, and that's when the Hurricanes brought in a guy named
Warren ...


Author: Brian Kilmeade

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061745522

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 648

In life as in sports, it's how you play the game that matters You don't have to be a star athlete to take away valuable lessons from the world of sports, whether it's learning how to get along with others, to never give up, or to be gracious in victory and defeat. In this companion volume to his New York Times bestseller, The Games Do Count, Brian Kilmeade reveals personal stories of the defining sports moments in the lives of athletes, CEOs, actors, politicians, and historical figures—and how what they learned on the field prepared them to handle life and overcome adversity with courage, dignity, and sportsmanship.

Super Bowl Chronicles


Author: Jerry Green


ISBN: 1570280509

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 339

View: 876

Green, one of a handful of writers who have covered every Super Bowl since its inception in 1967, describes the life of a sportswriter assigned to cover what has evolved into the most hyped one-game championship playoff in professional sports. Full of NFL history and anecdotes about the games and the players.

Power Money and Sex

Maybe it was just because I craved his input in my life so much . ... stadium and
when we pulled up in front , I said , “ Buck , you know just about everybody in
Miami , so go on and have a good time and we ' ll check in with you after the
game .


Author: Deion Sanders

Publisher: W Publishing Group

ISBN: 0849937760

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 280

The life story of professional baseball and football player, Deion Sanders, reveals the triumphs and tragedies of his career, family, and spiritual life

ESPN College Football Encyclopedia

The Hurricanes loved their perception as college football's version of the Raiders
. ... POINTS GAME 36 Willis McGahee vs. Virginia ... It may seem kitschy , an MTV
throwback , but Miami fans still love it , paired with the whirling rush of a hurricane
sound effect piped through the ... On the eve of the game , Schnellenberger
deadpanned , “ I don't gamble with my money , just my life , ” and then proceeded
to ...


Author: Michael MacCambridge

Publisher: ESPN

ISBN: UOM:49015003142883

Category: Reference

Page: 1629

View: 838

Presents scores, schedules, fight song lyrics, distinguished alumni, and bowl records for each school, and includes essays by sportswriters.

Heart Stoppers and Hail Marys

7 Texas A & M “ I ' ve had a lot of surgeries in my life , and nothing has ever hurt
like this before . ... UCLA traveled to Kansas State to play for the national
champiMiami to take on the Hurricanes in a game re - onship , if they could just
finish off ...


Author: Ted Mandell

Publisher: Taylor Pub

ISBN: 1888698322

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 350

View: 699

A college football fan's ultimate dream come true. Full of exciting moments.