Heroes of Yesteryear: Pro Football’s Dying Breed of Players from a Bygone Era, focuses on forgotten stars from the glorious past. Author Danny Jones has dedicated most of his life preserving the legacies and memories of all-time great football players from the past. His books take a close-up view of Pro Football’s legends and outstanding players who somehow slipped through the cracks of immortality. Most of these guys had the talent and credentials to be in the Hall of Fame- but are not. These men defined a bygone era with their brilliant performances.
These iconic players were a big part of Pro Football in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and a few into the 80’s. It’s time for them to receive the recognition that they deserve. These guys were the biggest gate attractions and marquee players of their eras. They were as good as anyone who ever played their positions. These stars built the game of football for the fans and players today so they can prosper. We have a competitive game today because of the success and popularity of the players from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. Fans need to understand this. These legends of the fall have become distant memories. They were dedicated professionals and were pioneers, trailblazers, and forefathers of America’s game. Lots of statistics in this book. They have already secured their place in Pro Football history. I hope all of you get chosen to the Hall of Fame soon. Enjoy the book.