|About the Book|
Sam Huff is one of the legends of professional football, the man in the middle of the great New York Giants defenses of the 1950s and 1960s. When he and his fellow defenders jogged onto the field during home games, 62,000 fans would chant HUFF!MoreSam Huff is one of the legends of professional football, the man in the middle of the great New York Giants defenses of the 1950s and 1960s. When he and his fellow defenders jogged onto the field during home games, 62,000 fans would chant HUFF! HUFF! HUFF! and DEE-fense! DEE-fense! As a rookie in 1956, he started on a world champion team (the Giants last until 1986)- he appeared on the cover of Time magazine in 1959- he was the subject of a breakthrough television documentary, The Violent World of Sam Huff, narrated by Walter Cronkite- and, after being traded in 1964 and playing five years with the Washington Redskins, he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.Tough Stuff is Sam Huffs life story, from his youth in West Virginia mining country through his extraordinary career. Football fans will savor every anecdote about the rough, gritty days of football past, including:How Tom Landry developed the Giants famous 4-3 defenseHuffs great rivalries with Jim Brown and Jim TaylorThe inside story of the greatest game ever played: the New York Giants/Baltimore Colts showdown in the 1958 championship gameThe day they thought Frank Gifford had been killed by a violent tackleWhy Huff will never forgive Allie ShermanThe Trade: Sonny Jurgensen, Vince Lombardi, and the RedskinsFilled with vivid recollections of teammates and rivals--Rosey Grier, Andy Robustelli, Charlie Conerly, Pat Summerall, Y.A. Tittle, Johnny Unitas, Mike Ditka, and many other--Tough Stuff is the real stuff on the golden age of football.