Earl Campbell: Yards After Contact

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University of Texas Press
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6.1 X 9.1 X 1.3 inches | 1.45 pounds
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About the Author

Asher Price is a state desk reporter for the Austin American-Statesman. He is also author of Year of the Dunk and coauthor of The Great Texas Wind Rush. He lives in Austin with his wife and daughter.

[Campbell's story] is captured in riveting detail and with crisp analysis...The point of Earl Campbell: Yards After Contact...is to recenter the running back and his career in our understanding of the history of both football and race in Texas...It's an important story, and Price tells it well."-- "Texas Observer" (9/13/2019 12:00:00 AM)
[A] comprehensive biography...Will appeal to readers wishing to learn more about Campbell and this era of both college and professional sports as well as Texas history.-- "Library Journal" (7/11/2019 12:00:00 AM)
Thoughtful...A well-crafted life of a man who, though now largely out of the spotlight, enjoyed a storied career.-- "Kirkus" (7/1/2019 12:00:00 AM)
Asher Price's book about the legendary UT running back is full of surprises.-- "Texas Monthly" (8/20/2019 12:00:00 AM)
A revealing story of race and class in Texas.-- "austin360" (10/15/2019 12:00:00 AM)
A gripping and very powerful account of what Earl Campbell had to fight through to push along the integration of Texas football.-- "Literary Hub" (12/20/2019 12:00:00 AM)
For anyone who wants to understand what made one of the game's greatest running backs tick, [Earl Campbell is] well worth your time.--Mike Freeman "Bleacher Report" (7/17/2019 12:00:00 AM)
Carefully crafted, but brutally honest, [Earl Campbell is] as much a commentary on race and football culture as it is a tribute to the Heisman Trophy winner and two-time NFL MVP.-- "Austin Monthly" (9/30/2019 12:00:00 AM)
Deeply researched and reported...Earl Campbell is an argument against the insistent call for athletes and sportswriters to 'stick to sports' and ignore the larger world--an argument we still hear in the age of Colin Kaepernick and the NBA vs. China.-- "Texas Monthly" (10/21/2019 12:00:00 AM)