The Blindside meets Friday Night Lights in Keanon Lowe's Hometown Victory when an NFL coach returns home after losing a friend to opiods to coach a team of struggling high school kids on a 23-game losing streak. Keanon Lowe was working as an offensive analyst for the San Francisco 49ers when his childhood friend and former high school teammate suddenly died from an opioid overdose. Keanon dropped everything––including the plum NFL job he had been working towards since childhood––leading him to a position as football coach at a struggling high school back in his hometown. At the time, Parkrose High School was in the middle of a 23-game losing streak--they were the ultimate underdogs...
Publisher: Flatiron Books (May 10, 2022) Pages: 240 pages ISBN-10: 1250807638 ISBN-13: 978-1250807632 ASIN: B09HPLVVGR
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Keanon Lowe is football coach and former D1 football player for the Oregon Ducks. He gained widespread media attention in May of 2019 after disarming an active school shooter and embracing him until the police arrived. After playing as a wide receiver for half a decade, Lowe went to work in Philadelphia as an analyst for the Philadelphia Eagles and then an offensive analyst for the San Francisco 49ers. He was the head coach for both football and track and field at Parkrose High School.