Web exclusive! From growing up in a poor, segregated small town in the South to the intense pressure he endured as a college athlete, this book pays homage to Willie Davis – a man who has worked hard to achieve greatness.
This revealing autobiography goes far deeper than describing how NFL great Willie Davis helped define the hard-nosed, in-your-face defense of the original football dynasty, the 1960s Green Bay Packers. This book also illustrates his persona off the field—humble yet ambitious, with an infectious smile and a reputation of strict discipline that matched his leadership mentality. In his autobiography, Davis recounts his role as one of the game’s strongest, quickest, and most agile defensive linemen of his era, showcasing his time as a team captain who led the Green and Gold to five championships and earned a bust in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Distinguished from many other athletes of his generation, Davis's success continued well after he took off his pads. His reputation as one of the most respected businessmen in America is discussed, including his time serving on the board of directors for Fortune 500 companies, taking part in various foundations, and speaking to audiences of all ages about his experiences. His tireless work led to achieve all that he has, always appreciating the fruits of his labors with care, respect, and devout passion.
- Written by Willie Davis, with Jim Martyka and Andrea Erickson Davis
- Foreword by Bart Starr
- Made in the USA