Playing Pro Football

From the Series Playing Pro Sports

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Playing professional football is a dream for many—but it’s also a high-pressure, grueling job. If you’re the pro player on the field, millions of people are scrutinizing your every play, expecting you to make your blocks, outsmart your opponents, move the ball to your end zone, and score. To play at 100 percent on Sundays, you are constantly preparing for the next game—practicing, lifting weights, going to meetings, or watching video. Throughout the year, you must also maintain your fitness through proper workouts, rest, and nutrition. Playing in the pros is an incredible challenge. But for those who suit up on Sundays, the journey is totally worth it.

This book, which was reviewed by six-year National Football League (NFL) veteran Michael Lehan, offers an authentic look at what life is like as a pro football player. You’ll learn:

• How players climb the ranks to reach the NFL

• What daily life is like for an NFL player

• How NFL players prevent and treat injuries

Go behind the scenes and see what it’s really like to be an NFL star!

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Social Studies
Category Sports
Copyright 2015
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 2014-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.4
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF054050, JNF011000
Dewey 796.332'64
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 820
ATOS Reading Level 5.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 166074
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sidebars, and Table of contents



“Prior to publication, each book . . . was reviewed by a long-time veteran of that sport, and the authenticity that affords is reflected in the content. . . . [This series] has drawing power from first glance for young readers.”—VOYA

School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“Top-notch writing, colorful photos and sidebars, fact boxes, and diagrams combine to make this series a standout…. A great series that sheds light on the reality of life in professional sports.” —School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Author: Paul Bowker