Football Champ by Tim Green
A Football Genius Novel

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When Troy White proved his remarkable "football genius" to the Atlanta Falcons, they brought him on board as a team consultant. Now, thanks to Troy's ability to predict winning plays, the Falcons are pulling in victories. Troy loves his starring role behind the scenes and the thrill of having NFL star linebacker Seth Halloway (who's dating Troy's mom) to coach his own Duluth Tigers team on their way to a state championship.

Then Troy's perfect world comes crashing down. Reporter Brent Peele is out to smear as much mud on the Falcons as he can, and that means going after Troy. The vicious media storm that descends on the football genius threatens not only his job with the Falcons and the Tigers' run at a championship but his mother's career—and Seth's—as well.

Together with his best friends, loyal Nathan and feisty Tate, Troy sets out to unmask the dishonest Peele—and save Seth's reputation—no matter what the risk.

With his signature blend of thrilling action and insider knowledge, Tim Green shows Troy, hero of the New York Times bestselling Football Genius, in a new and riveting adventure.


About Tim Green

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Tim Green played Little League baseball for many years before specializing in football in order to become an NFL player. But his love for baseball lived on, inspiring him to coach his own sons' baseball teams years later. After graduating as covaledictorian from Syracuse University, Tim was a first-round NFL draft pick and played as a star linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons. He then earned his law degree with honors and has also worked as an NFL analyst for FOX Sports and an NFL commentator for NPR as well as cohosting ABC Network's reality show Find My Family. Tim is the author of the New York Times bestseller Football Genius and subsequent football books Football Hero, Football Champ, and Deep Zone as well as the New York Times bestsellers Baseball Great and Best of the Best and another baseball book, Rivals. He lives with his wife, Illyssa, and their five children in upstate New York. You can visit him online at
Published June 23, 2009 by HarperCollins. 292 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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(The “clay” of the title invokes a biblical metaphor for surrendering oneself to, and trusting, the ways of a Christian deity.) Long, play-by-play descriptions of football games and training events will be of interest only to the most diehard of fans;

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Twelve-year-old Troy White has an uncanny ability to see football patterns, a talent that enables him to correctly predict what plays will be run next.

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NFL insider Green brings together his two heroes--Ty (Football Hero, 2008) and Troy (Football Champ, 2009)--in this gridiron mystery focused on teen football phenoms.

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He claims he didn’t know he had a son until Troy’s amazing football prediction abilities were featured on “Larry King Live.” Now he wants to get to know his kid and negotiate a big-time contract for Troy that will set him up for life as a rich young man.

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Readers were first introduced to young football player and fan Troy White in the 2007 bestseller FOOTBALL GENIUS.

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