Trailblazers and Unsung Heroes

A License to Thrill All-Time Football Greats of Yesteryear

by Danny Jones



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/21/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 122
ISBN : 9781546255697
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 122
ISBN : 9781546255680

About the Book

Trailblazers and Unsung Heroes: A License To Thrill- All-time Football Greats of Yesteryear, focuses on forgotten stars from the glorious past. Author Danny Jones has dedicated most of his life, over 50 years preserving the legacy and memories of all-time legendary players from the past. They were outstanding players who somehow flew under the radar and slipped through the cracks of immortality. Most of these stars had the talent and credentials to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame- but are not. Many of these guys were trailblazers, pioneers, and unsung heroes in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. Seven out of 10 players in this book have waited over 40 years and still aren’t in Canton, Ohio. A few of them have passed away. These unsung heroes defined an era with their brilliant performances. They were the biggest gate attractions in Pro Football. These legends of the fall have become distant memories. They were dedicated professionals who didn’t play for money. These mavericks of yesteryear played because they loved the game. This book takes a glimpse back at the most memorable moments and best seasons of their illustrious careers. All 10 of these guys had a license to thrill. Hopefully, it’s time for them to finally receive the recognition they deserve. I hope all of you get chosen to the Hall of Fame soon. That includes all 101 of the football legends I wrote about. Enjoy the book.

About the Author

Danny Jones is 65 years old (born in 1953) and lives with his wife, Tina in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Danny's love and passion for football began during the early 60's- Pro Football's golden decade. He played amateur and semi- pro football for over a decade in the 70's and 80's. Danny was a wide receiver and compiled some outstanding statistics during his illustrious career. He caught 302 passes for 5,519 yards and 66 touchdowns. Danny scored 15 touchdowns of 40 or more yards. He wore #19 like his football hero and idol- star receiver Lance Rentzel of the Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Rams. Danny enjoys the simple pleasures of life. He cherishes time spent with his loving wife, and pretty cat, Rambo. The reason for these books is to give the former NFL stars of the 50's, 60's, 70's, and 80's the recognition they deserve so they can be chosen to the Hall of Fame where they should be. Danny has written 5 books, including his new book, Trailblazers and Unsung Heroes: A License to Thrill- All-time Football Greats of Yesteryear (2018). His other books are Distant Memories: The NFL's Best Ever Players of the 60's and 70's and More Distant Memories: Pro Football's Best Ever Players of the 50's, 60's, and 70's, and Lost Treasures from the Golden Era of America's Game: Forgotten Heroes and Legends of the 50's, 60's, and 70's. The book, Heroes of Yesteryear: Pro Football's Dying Breed of Players from a Bygone Era was published in 2017. Details on Danny's football books can be found on his website or prweb13135291.htm