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Jake Cullen is a freshman quarterback playing high school football in the high-pressure land of Friday Night Lights. He is also the brother of Wyatt Cullen, who quarterbacked his team to the Texas State Championship last season, not to mention the son of former NFL quarterback and local legend, Troy Cullen. To be a Cullen in Texas is to be royalty and a quarterback. All of which leaves fourteen-year-old Jake in a Texas-sized shadow, a tall order for any boy, especially one who’s merely a freshman.

While his teammates assume the starting job will be handed to Jake on a silver platter, the truth is that he has to fight for every snap and every ounce of respect. Jake may be a Cullen and he may play quarterback, but he is not his brother or his father. Being a good teammate comes naturally to Jake; being a winner and a celebrity does not. He’s just like every other boy, awkward around a pretty girl, in awe of his famous family, and desperate to simultaneously blend in and cast his own shadow.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is a wonderful book by a great writer. All football fathers and sons will enjoy it.”

    Archie Manning

  • “In Mike Lupica’s engaging new football novel, he manages to do just in inspiring way. Worthy of a reader touchdown dance.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review (editor’s recommendation)

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About the Author
Author Mike Lupica

Mike Lupica is a New York Times bestselling author of several books for young readers. He has carved out a niche as the sporting world’s finest storyteller. His column in the New York Daily News is syndicated nationally. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and their four children.

About the Narrator

Nicholas Tecosky, also known as Douglas Berger, is an actor and writer living in Atlanta, Georgia. He cowrote the horror omnibus V/H/S, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012, and produces the Write Club Atlanta live show and podcast.