THUNDER IN THE BACKFIELD by Wayne C. Lee

THUNDER IN THE BACKFIELD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The son of ""Thundering Herb"", legendary fullback for the Campion college team, Junior (Herb) arrives on campus with the phenomenal task of matching Dad's record, even of defeating the son of his old rival. Knowing his own capabilities and limitations, Junior cannot meet this challenge in the fullback position -- quarterback, may be -- but Dad's pressure keeps him there. His beat efforts are compared in the newspaper with the feats of ""Thundering Herb"" and how dim they seem! There are many games, endless hours of practice, and finally one bright day, Junior makes the grade, in a brilliant game, to the cheers of everyone, including his inherited rival. Unlikely, according to fundamental tenets of human behavior -- in the gridiron obsession of Campion- in the pig-headed egomania of daddy. Not even the field action can redeem this one. Better turn to the biography of Jimmy Plersall for a truer outcome of this kind of situation.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1962
Publisher: Watts