A vivid account of life in the NFL - and an inspiring story of everything that comes after.
Against seemingly impossible odds, Sean Conley became the starting kicker for the University of Pittsburgh in his senior year. A year later, he suited up for the Detroit Lions. But when he joined the New York Jets soon after, Conley’s injuries caught up to him, and his lifelong dream came crashing down in a crisis of denial and fear.
The Point After is an all-access look at the NFL, one of the most intense workplaces in sports. Conley describes pushing through pain at NFL training camps, surrounded by rookies, All-Pro veterans, and long-shot undrafted free agents, all hell-bent on staying in the game. He recounts the insecurities he dealt with on and off the field, and the despair that overtook him when his career ended.
But while Conley thought life was over, it was just beginning. Transcending football, this is the story of an ex-football player who discovered the true meaning of sports and life, and found happiness in the most unexpected way. Embodying the spirit of the underdog, this is a moving tale of strength, determination, and spiritual grit.
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- vishing _sky
A beautiful reality
I was taken aback by how outstanding the book is. I was not expecting that it will have so mnay heart touching moments when nearing rhe end. This is one of the best memoir that i have read. Nowhere while listening to the book i thought it is written by a budding author. The language is direct and simple. The flow of the book is as lucid as it can get. Loved the narration. Ovwrall an amazing experience.
- Marcia D.
Part behind the scenes/part love story Overall inspirational!
I thoroughly enjoyed learning about Sean’s journey and how a kid from Erie walked his way onto an NFL team. It was so inspirational to hear how Karen and then Sean found their path to yoga. Hearing many Pittsburgh references of the 80s and 90s was fun too! And the behind the scenes of the NFL was interesting. I highly recommended this book!