As an eight-year-old in a gang-ridden community, Troy Polamalu seemed destined for a life of crime. His life turned around, however, when he moved to rural Oregon to live with his uncle. He became a top athlete and eventually earned a football scholarship to the University of Southern California. Drafted in 2003 by the Pittsburgh Steelers, Troy became one of the top-rated defensive players in the National Football League in just two years.
Troy is equally noted for his hard hits and his long hair, which honors his Samoan heritage. The combination led to the nickname "the Tasmanian Devil." Despite that moniker, Troy is humble, soft-spoken, and deeply religious. Read about his fascinating story in this book.
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