"Eddie Mason, who was a starting linebacker for us at UNC has written a must-read book for all. It teaches us how to turn a crisis into a positive. Your life will be better with this read." --Coach Mack Brown, UNC & University of Texas Head Football Coach, 2005 BCS National Champion.
Eddie Mason, former NFL linebacker (New York Jets, Jacksonville Jaguars, Washington Redskins), takes you on a deeply honest trek through some of the most difficult times of his life in his new book Training for the Tough Game of Life. His career was marked with promise and potential--and also by serious mistakes that nearly cost him everything.
It wasn't until Eddie discovered that playing the game of life using the one true playbook--God's Word--held all the right plays needed for him to succeed that he was able to turn his life around. Grounding himself in biblical truth, Eddie has emerged from the turmoil and heartache of the past into a life of success, peace, and happiness.
Eddie owns a fitness business, is a motivational speaker, and mentor to young people in sports. His book doesn't only include the valuable lessons he learned through his life, it also includes Time Out questions at the end of each chapter which are perfect for personal study or to encourage discussion and accountability within mentoring relationships.
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ISBN: 978-1-942508-05-2 | $18.99 US
Originally from Siler City, North Carolina, Eddie is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League. He played for the New York Jets, the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Washington Redskins. He played college football at the University of North Carolina, and was drafted into professional football in the sixth round of the 1995 NFL draft.
After a shoulder injury forced him to retire, Mason decided to hold a sports camp for kids. Seeing the positive impact that a combination of athletic and spiritual training had, in 2004 he opened a training program and gym in Sterling, Virginia under the name MASE Training Sports Performance & Fitness Center. Playing off of Mason’s nickname, MASE is an acronym for Muscle And Spiritual Empowerment. At the 7,500 square foot, two-floor facility, he and other trainers serve a clientele base made up of grade school, junior high, and high school students, stay-home moms, CEOs, college football players, and current and former Washington Redskins players.