By Rob Pate
Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, the self-proclaimed “football capital of the South,” Rob Pate grew up good conscious of the importance of faculty soccer in his domestic country. on the age of 5 he launched into a trip in soccer that carried him from a proud adolescence league ballpark in small-town Alabama to the elegance of SEC soccer, in addition to to the nationwide soccer League.
Readers can achieve an figuring out of lifestyle in collage soccer from the point of view of somebody who lately stepped off the sphere for the final time. this is often one Tiger’s stroll on the planet of today’s scholar athlete, aiding lovers watch from the sidelines and develop into one of many team.
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A Tiger's Walk: Memoirs of an Auburn Football Player by Rob Pate