Sam Huff “Controlled Violence”
November 1st, 2011
Sam Huff was such a force in the National Football League in the ’50s and ’60s that CBS television produced a special called “The Violent World of Sam Huff.” One of the first middle linebackers in the NFL, Huff was one of the game’s toughest competitors, first for the New York Giants, then for the Washington Redskins.
The son of a West Virginia coal miner, determined not to follow in his father’s hardscrabble footsteps, Huff became a superstar, the first NFL player to be featured on the cover of Time magazine.
Now in a blunt-spoken new memoir, Sam Huff takes us from those days tossing around a homemade football in a coal mining company town, to college at West Virginia University, to the NFL. He writes warmly about his friends, but of his enemies, wow, Huff delivers a helmet to the gut.
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