A Few Seconds of Panic

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A Few Seconds of Panic

A 5-Foot-8, 170-Pound, 43-Year-Old Sportswriter Plays in the NFL

By Stefan Fatsis

Penguin Press HC, The, Hardcover, 9781594201783, 352pp.

Publication Date: July 3, 2008


Drawing on rare access to an NFL team's players, coaches and facilities, the author of The New York Times bestseller Word Freak trains to become a professional-caliber placekicker. As he sharpens his skills, he gains surprising insight into the daunting challenges--physical, psychological, and intellectual--that pro athletes must master

In Word Freak, Stefan Fatsis infiltrated the insular world of competitive Scrabble