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America's Trailblazing Middle Linebacker: The Story of NFL Hall of Famer Willie Lanier

by Joe Zagorski Rowman and Littlefield
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Hbk 280 pages
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This book explores the life and times of pro football's first African-American middle linebacker, Willie Lanier. Lanier was a Super Bowl champion, an eight-time All-Pro, and NFL's Man of the Year in 1972. This book delves into Lanier's college and NFL exploits and discusses his many successes off the gridiron, providing an inspiration for others.
Joe Zagorski has been a member of the Pro Football Researchers Association since the mid-1980s. He has written numerous articles for their monthly publication, The Coffin Corner, and for the blog Pro Football Journal. His first book, The NFL in the 1970s: Pro Football's Most Important Decade, was rated by Library Journal as one of the top ten football books in 2016. Zagorski is a former sportswriter for The Coatesville (Pennsylvania) Daily Record and The Evening Phoenix in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. He currently resides in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.