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Controlled Violence
Controlled Violence ›
By Sam Huff, By Kristine Setting Clark, Foreword by Frank Gifford


ISBN 9781600785184

Published Aug 2011

In this autobiography, Sam Huff recounts his journey from coal-country poverty to NFL superstardom. One of the first dominant middle linebackers in history of the NFL, Huff led Gotham's G-Men to an NFL championship his first year and was catapulted into the national consciousness. He was the first NFL player to be featured on the cover of Time magazine, was sent to Vietnam to meet the troops, and he was the subject of the famous 1960 television special "The Violent World of Sam Huff." And all the while Huff's battles on the field raged-with Jim Taylor, Alan Ameche, Jim Brown, and others. Controlled Violence is a walk through the formative years of the NFL, this is also the story of Huff's journey through a life in football, from his early West Virginia days to the heights of New York, from being traded to the Redskins to his life after football, and finding a new home in the announcer's booth, back with his old friend Sonny Jurgensen, spending his Sundays around the game that made him.