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The Resource Strength of a champion : finding faith and fortitude through adversity, O.J. Brigance, Peter Schrager ; [foreword by] Ray Lewis

Strength of a champion : finding faith and fortitude through adversity, O.J. Brigance, Peter Schrager ; [foreword by] Ray Lewis

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Strength of a champion : finding faith and fortitude through adversity
Title
Strength of a champion
Title remainder
finding faith and fortitude through adversity
Statement of responsibility
O.J. Brigance, Peter Schrager ; [foreword by] Ray Lewis
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Language
eng
Summary
  • " As the Baltimore Ravens made their improbable march to victory in Super Bowl XLVII, they turned to their senior advisor of player development, O.J. Brigance, for inspiration each and every Sunday. Following a stellar twelve-year career as a linebacker, including a Super Bowl win with Baltimore in 2000, O.J. "Juice" Brigance joined the Ravens' front office. But in 2007, O.J. was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-also known as Lou Gehrig's disease-and told he had only three to five years to live. As a player, he'd battled hundreds of injuries and setbacks. None of them prepared him to face ALS. With faith and determination in his heart and his wife, Chanda, praying by his side, O.J. fought back against the debilitating disease, even as ALS robbed him of the ability to walk and speak. He kept working, smiling, and touching his players' lives all the way through their remarkable Super Bowl run-more than five years after his diagnosis. Now, O.J. shares his incredible story, offering lessons in resilience and reflecting on the championship team that inspired him in turn. Along with his own journey, O.J. recounts the struggles and successes of Ravens players, including Ray Lewis, Joe Flacco, and Torrey Smith, as well as the strength of head coach John Harbaugh. Having watched their season from the best seat in the house, O.J. highlights their perseverance, confidence, and leadership, and the best that sports can bring out in people. Full of profound revelations and never-before-told anecdotes, Strength of a Champion is a celebration of the human spirit from a man who left everything on the field. O.J. Brigance never asked to be a hero. That's what makes his story so courageous"--
  • "Following a stellar twelve-year career as a linebacker, including a Super Bowl win with Baltimore in 2000, O. J. "Juice" Brigance joined the Ravens' front office. But in 2007, O.J. was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis--also known as Lou Gehrig's disease--and told he had only three to five years to live. As a player, he'd battled hundreds of injuries and setbacks. None of them prepared him to face ALS. With faith and determination in his heart and his wife, Chanda, praying by his side, O.J. fought back against the debilitating disease, even as ALS robbed him of the ability to walk and speak. He kept working, smiling, and touching his players' lives all the way through their remarkable Super Bowl run--more than five years after his diagnosis. Now, O.J. shares his incredible story, offering lessons in resilience and reflecting on the championship team that inspired him in turn. Along with his own journey, O.J. recounts the struggles and successes of Ravens players, including Ray Lewis, Joe Flacco, and Torrey Smith, as well as the strength of their head coach, John Harbaugh. Having watched their season from the best seat in the house, O.J. highlights their perseverance, confidence, and leadership, the best that sports can bring out in people"--
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Biography type
autobiography
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DLC
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1969-
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Brigance, O.J.
Dewey number
  • 796.332092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV939.B728
LC item number
A3 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Schrager, Peter
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brigance, O.J
  • Football players
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Football players
Label
Strength of a champion : finding faith and fortitude through adversity, O.J. Brigance, Peter Schrager ; [foreword by] Ray Lewis
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn850210844
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 257 pages 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780451467614
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013025873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)850210844
Label
Strength of a champion : finding faith and fortitude through adversity, O.J. Brigance, Peter Schrager ; [foreword by] Ray Lewis
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn850210844
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 257 pages 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780451467614
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013025873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)850210844

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