Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile

Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile

Nate Jackson

Nate Jackson’s Slow Getting Up is an unvarnished and uncensored memoir of way of life within the most well-liked activities league in America—and the main destructive to its players—the nationwide soccer League.

After taking part in collage ball at a tiny department III institution, Jackson, a receiver, signed as a loose agent with the San Francisco 49ers, earlier than relocating to the Denver Broncos. for 6 seasons within the NFL as a Bronco, he alternated among the perform squad and the lively roster, finally profitable a beginning spot—a brief, tenuous profession emblematic of the common professional player.

Drawing from his personal adventure, Jackson tells the little identified tale of the loads of daily, "expendable" gamers whose lives are a long way various from their star colleagues.

From scouting combines to education camps, low season events to game-day workouts, debilitating actual injuries—including degenerative mind conditions—to terrible pensions and fiscal misery, he deals a humorous, and surprising examine lifestyles within the NFL, and the younger males who probability their wellbeing and fitness or even their lives to play the game.

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