North Carolina: Tar Heel Stars Who Became Pros
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Gone Pro: North Carolina by Tim Jackson provides a comprehensive look at the University of North Carolina athletes who made it to the top of their professions including all the big names from recent generations featuring sports superstars such as Vince Carter, Mia Hamm, Michael Jordan, B. J. Surhoff, and Lawrence Taylor. It also looks at some who were never as well known, such as Charlie "Choo Choo" Justice, and some who were widely recognized a generation ago but whose stars have faded over the years. Exploring athletes' places in Carolina history, Gone Pro also examines their professional careers and how they fared at the highest levels of their sports. This rich history will make North Carolina residents and UNC alumni beam with pride at the amazing number of professionals who hail from the state's flagship school.
Clerisy Press, 9781578605453, 242pp.
Publication Date: April 15, 2014
About the Author
Tim W. Jackson's career in publishing started at a young age. At 17 he began writing sports for his hometown newspaper, The Franklin County Times, in Alabama. He went on to the University of Alabama where he began writing for student publications, quickly becoming Assistant Sports Editor for the school paper. While maintaining a love of sports, Tim's career took a different direction. He began writing about the arts, antiques, culture, entertainment, and the outdoors. He has worked as a full-time employee for Southern Living, Cooking Light, and Canoe & Kayak magazines as well as at Radford University. Now based in Asheville, he has done extensive freelance writing and editing, most recently acting as Editor of the online publication The Asheville Post. He lives in Asheville, NC.
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