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Finish strong : a father's code and a son's path / Nate Ebner and Paul Daugherty ; foreword by Urban Meyer.

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Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity 92 EBN EBN 2021 (Text) 31001101818566 Adult Biography Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780525560852
  • ISBN: 0525560858
  • Physical Description: xvii, 268 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, [2021]

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"The inspiring story of Nate Ebner's bond with his unconventional father, which still remains unbroken years after his father's tragic death--and which has led Ebner to success as an Olympic rugby player and a New England Patriot with three Super Bowl rings Nate Ebner and his father were inseparable. From an early age, they worked side-by-side in the family junk yard, where part of the job was dispensing citizen's justice to would-be robbers, and worked out side-by-side in their grungy homemade gym. So tight were father and son that even though Nate was a great peewee football player, in football-mad Ohio, he followed his father's passion, and started playing for the same men's rugby club when he was only twelve years old. Nate skipped high school football entirely to devote himself to rugby, a decision that was validated when he was selected a member of the U.S. junior national team at only sixteen. But even after winning a college national championship in rugby at Ohio State, Nate had to face the fact that he was nearing a dead end--there was no way to make a living as a professional in rugby in this country. So Nate gave his dad the news that he planned to quit rugby and go out for the football team at Ohio State with an eye toward making the NFL. As a goal for someone who hadn't even played high school football, this was completely insane. Without blinking, his father told him that if he gave up what he had built in rugby, he had to see it through, to matter how rough the path. This was the last conversation they ever had--the next day, his father was brutally murdered at work by a would-be robber. Nate went on to make the Ohio State team and play in every game for three years, becoming a hero to his teammates along the way, and when NFL draft day came, he was selected by the New England Patriots. Three Super Bowl rings later, his legacy in the sport is secure. But he got another unexpected chance to honor his father's legacy when the Olympics admitted rugby as a sport for the 2016 Games. Nate hadn't played the game in six years, but he asked the Patriots for a leave to pursue what he knew would have been his father's ultimate dream. Against long odds, he made this team too, and competed in Rio in the sport he and his father loved above all others. An astonishing story of what a father will do for a son, and what a son will do for a father, Finish Strong offers us a powerful reminder that the lessons parents embody for their children continue to bear fruit long after they are gone"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Ebner, Nate, 1988-
Fathers and sons > United States > Biography.
Football players > United States > Biography.
Rugby football players > United States > Biography.
Olympic athletes > United States > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

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