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Braylon Edwards
Braylon Edwards

Braylon Edwards

Doing It My Way: My Outspoken Life as a Michigan Wolverine, NFL Receiver, and Beyond
By Braylon Edwards, By Tom VanHaaren

SPORTS & RECREATION

256 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, Mobipocket, PDF, EPUB

Cloth, $26.95 (US $26.95) (CA $35.95)

ISBN 9781629376431

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Sep 2019)

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Overview

A former NFL player and one of the greatest receivers in University of Michigan history tells his story of personal and professional triumphs and tribulations
Braylon Edwards has heard all the talk—that he's only out for himself, only about the money; he's a bust, a bad guy, a troublemaker, a typical wide receiver who doesn't get it. He's also heard the cheering fans, heard them singing "The Victors" after wins in the Big House, and cherished the smiles he saw in the crowd. All of it leaves an impression, just as Edwards has left his mark in return. In this frank, unflinching autobiography, Edwards reveals the heartbeat behind the padded armor and shares how football helped him find his place and gave him a voice. He details his transformative time in Ann Arbor, how he felt when he was drafted by the Cleveland Browns, what was going through his head when he got traded to the Jets, and lays bare all the bumps, bruises, and unexpected turns along the way.

Author Biography

Braylon Edwards played college football at the University of Michigan, where he received unanimous All-American honors and became the first receiver in Big Ten Conference history to record three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. He played in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns, New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers, and Seattle Seahawks. Tom VanHaaren has covered college football and recruiting for ESPN since 2011. A Michigan native, Tom started his career in 2009, focusing on Michigan Wolverines football and recruiting. Tom, his wife, Laura, and their three children currently reside in southeast Michigan.

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Braylon Edwards

Doing It My Way: My Outspoken Life as a Michigan Wolverine, NFL Receiver, and Beyond

By Braylon Edwards with Tom VanHaaren

 

Contact: Sam Ofman, Triumph Books, 312.568.5450, sofman@ipgbook.com

 

Wide receivers are known for talking. Some talk to the media, some talk to the refs and some talk trash to defenders. For Braylon Edwards, all that talking didn’t always translate to being heard and understood.

 

In Braylon Edwards: Doing It My Way: My Outspoken Life as a Michigan Wolverine, NFL Receiver, and Beyond (Triumph Books, Sep 10, 2019), the record-setting Michigan star and NFL Pro Bowler finds his true voice. Showcasing his trademark charisma and forthright approach, Edwards, with the help of ESPN’s Tom VanHaaren, tells his story in his old words. Edwards explores his life through an honest and thoughtful lens, examining both the highs and lows of a polarizing career in sports and broadcasting. Highlights include:

 

  • What it means to wear #1 at Michigan, and what it took to earn the jersey
  • How Edwards learned from his mistakes, with insights on his DUI, trouble with the media and the controversy surrounding his departure from the Big Ten Network
  • Behind the scenes at the biggest moments in Edwards career, including the 2004 comeback against MSU, the Draft Day call from the Browns and the trade to the Jets
  • Anecdotes from a football life, taking readers inside the locker room at the Big House, with the Browns, in New York and more

 

Braylon Edwards does justice to its subject, setting the record straight for one of the most complicated football personalities of the modern era. Edwards’ story is one of triumphs and disappointment, and he tells it from an insightful perspective. Football fans across the nation will find value its pages.

 

About the Authors:

Braylon Edwards played college football at the University of Michigan, where he received unanimous All-American honors and became the first receiver in Big Ten Conference history to record three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. He played in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns, New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks. 

 

Tom VanHaaren has covered college football and recruiting for ESPN since 2011. A Michigan native, Tom started his career in 2009, focusing on Michigan Wolverines football and recruiting. Tom, his wife, Laura, and their three children currently reside in southeast Michigan.

 

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