Author Gives Recognition to 10 of Pro Football's Unsung Heroes of Yesteryear

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Author Danny Jones kicks off new promotional campaign for his new book: "Heroes of Yesteryear" and 3 other books: "Distant Memories," "More Distant Memories," and "Lost Treasures."

Author Danny Jones has dedicated most of his life, over 50 years, preserving the legacies and memories of all-time legendary NFL players from the past. His books focus on pro football's forgotten icons and unsung heroes of yesteryear. They were outstanding players who somehow flew under the radar and slipped through the the cracks of immortality. Most of these stars had the talent and credentials to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame- but are not. Many of these forefathers were pioneers and trailblazers in the 50's, 60's, and 70's. For more details about these books, visit: or

Jones has chronicled and examined the illustrious careers of 91 star players and provided an in-depth and up-close look at their accomplishments, game and season statistics, and longest touchdowns. The author's selection of players is impressive: showcasing many colorful personalities and mavericks that were part of the shining era of the fabulous 50's, the glorious 60's, and the fun-loving 70's- Pro Football's golden decades. These books take a glance back at the most memorable moments and best seasons of their careers. They also provide personal stories and insights of all the great players. All AFL and NFL fans from the past will fondly remember these superstars. The young fans of today's generation will finally have an opportunity to read and learn about the legendary players from the past, whose names, they probably never heard before. All of these talented players had a license to thrill and used it every Sunday afternoon. Enjoy your trip down memory lane. Die-hard fans of all ages will enjoy these books.

Danny Jones' new book, just released (2017), is titled Heroes of Yesteryear: Pro Football's Dying Breed of Players from a Bygone Era (published by AuthorHouse). In his fourth book, he chronicles the outstanding careers of 10 unsung players who were legitimate superstars in the NFL. Jones takes a glimpse back at Ken Anderson, Raymond Chester, Carroll Dale, Chuck Foreman, Charley Frazier, Gary Garrison, Dave Grayson, Rich "Tombstone" Jackson, Stanley Morgan, and Jimmy Orr.

Jones' first book is titled Distant Memories: The NFL's Best Ever Players of the 60's and 70's (published by AuthorHouse). He takes a look back at the careers of 26 all-time great athletes like Gary Collins, Roman Gabriel, Harold Jackson, Homer Jones, Jim Marshall, Don Meredith, Mercury Morris, Art Powell, Lance Rentzel, Jack Snow, Otis Taylor, Gene Washington (49ers), Warren Wells, and Travis Williams. This is Jones' most treasured book. He was able to go 1-on-1 with the legends and the Question and Answer section will be very enjoyable for you to read. These players gave interesting and honest answers and some hard facts reminiscing about their careers.

Danny Jones' second book is called More Distant Memories: Pro Football's Best Ever Players of the 50's, 60's, and 70's (published by AuthorHouse). He examines the stellar careers of 30 stars such as Cliff Branch, John Brodie, Timmy Brown, Mike Curtis, Fred Dryer, Cornell Green, John Hadl, J.D. Hill, Chuck Howley, Eugene "Big Daddy" Lipscomb, Isiah Robertson, Del Shofner, and Bubba Smith.

His third book it titled Lost Treasures from the Golden Era of America's Game: Forgotten Heroes and Legends of the 50's, 60's, and 70's (published by AuthorHouse). Jones takes a look at the careers of 25 outstanding players like Larry Brown, Billy Cannon, Bernie Casey, Wes Chandler, Isaac Curtis, Willie Galimore, Mel Gray, Abner Haynes, Jim Kiick, Archie Manning, Jim Plunkett, and Sonny Randle.

These legendary heroes and mavericks provided excitement and joy to millions of fans across America through the decades. These guys could light up the scoreboards like pinball machines at anytime from anywhere on the field. They were brilliant players and dedicated professionals. These stars defined a bygone era and helped shape and mold pro football into our national pastime and America's game. These 91 players were the biggest gate attractions in the NFL. These legends of the fall are responsible for the popularity of pro football today. Let's hope they finally receive the recognition they have deserved for so many years. They were too good to be forgotten.

Books are available for purchase wherever fine books are sold. Ordering information at or call 1-888-519-5121. Prices are affordable. Distant Memories and More Distant Memories are $24.99 each. Lost Treasures is $19.99 and Heroes of Yesteryear is $13.99. All available in e-book.

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