Remembering Forgotten Heroes and Legends of Pro Football

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Author and retired player honors some of the best players most have never heard of.

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All of these players had caliber Hall of Fame talent and most of them should be in Canton, Ohio.

Walter Payton. Joe Namath. Mean Joe Greene. These are some of football’s greatest players to ever grace the field. But what of the lesser-known heroes from a forgotten age of the beloved sport? To preserve their memories and triumphs comes two books by author Danny Jones.

In Distant Memories: The NFL's Best Ever Players of the 60's and 70's (published by AuthorHouse) Jones introduces readers to stars they may not be familiar with, chronicling the careers of 26 NFL football players who he believes should be in the Hall of Fame. He writes of their accomplishments, from their longest touchdowns to the biggest plays of their illustrious careers.

“All of these players had caliber Hall of Fame talent and most of them should be in Canton, Ohio. These athletes were as talented and good as anybody who played their position. They were some of the most exciting players to ever play the game. These forefathers knew how to play football and were team players that knew how to win.”

His second book, More Distant Memories: Pro Football's Best Ever Players of the 50's, 60's, and 70's (published by AuthorHouse) contains information about 30 additional iconic athletes that many don’t know about.

“These legendary heroes and mavericks provided excitement and happiness to millions of fans across America,” says Jones. “These players are lost treasures and have simply been forgotten as time goes by.”

About the Author
Danny Jones was born in 1953 and lives with his wife, Tina, in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Jones’ love for football began during the early 60's, Pro Football's golden decade. He played amateur and semi-pro football as a wide receiver for more than ten years during the 70's and 80's. Jones has written three books on his favorite sport, his third entitled Lost Treasures from the Golden Era of America's Game: Forgotten Heroes and Legends of the 50's, 60's, and 70's.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse will celebrate 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011. For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.


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