Strength of a Champion

Strength of a Champion

Finding Faith and Fortitude Through Adversity

O.J. Brigance
Peter Schrager
Foreword by: Ray Lewis

Format
Hardcover
Price
$25.95
 
Additional Formats
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780451467614
  • 272  Pages
  • NAL
  • Adult

Overview

As the Baltimore Ravens made their improbable march to victory in Super Bowl XLVII, they turned to their senior advisor of player development, O.J. Brigance, for inspiration each and every Sunday.

Following a stellar twelve-year career as a linebacker, including a Super Bowl win with Baltimore in 2000, O.J.Juice Brigance joined the Ravens front office. But in 2007, O.J. was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease and told he had only three to five years to live. As a player, he’d battled hundreds of injuries and setbacks. None of them prepared him to face ALS.

With faith and determination in his heart and his wife, Chanda, praying by his side, O.J. fought back against the debilitating disease, even as ALS robbed him of the ability to walk and speak. He kept working, smiling, and touching his players lives all the way through their remarkable Super Bowl run more than five years after his diagnosis.

Now, O.J. shares his incredible story, offering lessons in resilience and reflecting on the championship team that inspired him in turn. Along with his own journey, O.J. recounts the struggles and successes of Ravens players, including Ray Lewis, Joe Flacco, and Torrey Smith, as well as the strength of head coach John Harbaugh. Having watched their season from the best seat in the house, O.J. highlights their perseverance, confidence, and leadership, and the best that sports can bring out in people.

Full of profound revelations and never-before-told anecdotes, Strength of a Champion is a celebration of the human spirit from a man who left everything on the field. O.J. Brigance never asked to be a hero. That’s what makes his story so courageous.
Strength of a Champion

Strength of a Champion

O.J. Brigance
Peter Schrager
Foreword by: Ray Lewis

Video

Praise

“[O. J. Brigance’s] courageous fight against ALS is an inspiration to Americans.”—President Barack Obama at a White House Reception for the Baltimore Ravens

“O.J. is our greatest motivation and our greatest inspiration, and we are all blessed to be able to share in his light.”—Coach John Harbaugh, Baltimore Ravens 

“[O.J.’s] strength, his outlook, and his remarkable faith serve as examples of everything we should strive for in our own lives.”—Ray Lewis, from the Foreword
promo_SHOP_MothersDay
promo_FirsttoRead_Small
promo_EckartTolle_small
promo_PenguinBlog_small