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Football Genius (Football Genius #1)

4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  2,760 ratings  ·  229 reviews
Troy White has a phenomenal gift. He can predict football plays before they happen. Any position. Any player. Any team.

When Troy's single mom gets a job working in public relations for the Atlanta Falcons, Troy figures it's his chance to prove what he can do. But first he has to get to the Falcons—and with tight security and a notoriously mean coach, even his mom's field p
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published July 3rd 2007 by HarperCollins (first published July 2007)
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Mar 09, 2009 Blake added it
Football Genius
I read the novel Football Genius by Tim Green. The story takes place around Troy White’s house and the Atlanta Falcon’s football stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. The main character in the book is Troy. Troy is an ordinary 12 year old boy except when it comes to his special talent. He can predict plays before they happen on the football field. Even with this talent he still sits the bench for his pee wee team the Duluth Tigers. He is the backup quarterback right behind the coach’s son,
Mark Hauberg
I really enjoyed this book because it is a sports book and it really interests me. Especially because there is a kid in it named Troy that is my age and he is a "football genius." He becomes the coach of an NFL team called the Atlanta Falcons. He isnt the head coach, but he tells the head coach what to do and he listens to the kid. The team improves with Troy being a part of the team, but the fans would rather have a legit coach than some teenage kid so they are dissapointed in the team as a who ...more
Jonas Harper
Jonas Harper
English E Period
March 25, 2014
Outside Reading
- Football Genius by Tim Green
Main Characters
-Troy is a young kid who loves football, but is struggling with not having a father and being bullied by a kid name Jamie.
-Jamie father is the head coach of the football team, and Jamie is the starting QuarterBack instead of Troy, even though his better QuarterBack.
-Seth Halloway is a famous star linebacker

Summary of the Plot
-The story takes place at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta Georgia.
-Troy s
Football Genius is about a teenager boy named Nate.His mom name is Jenna working at a NFL team. But she was about to get fired, so Nate try to become friends with the head coach so he wouldn't fired his mom. But while he did that he also try to become a coach or asistant coach because he think he's football genius.
This book is good and also interesting because I like football and all it talk about is, how to play football and how you should play. I would recommend this book to anybody that play
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Joshua Wimer
This book is about a boy named Troy and his friends going through a crazy adventure. The book start out with Troy and his least favorite person Jamie fighting about what football team is better. Troy finds out that he has a gift of being able to tell what's going to happen before it happens. Troy gets to meet several famous football player because of his gift. At the end of the story Troy helps the Atlanta Falcons win big.

Troys motivation in this book would probably be his mom because she's bee
Cyrus Esperanza
A boy named Troy played on a football team. He was not a started because the starter was the coaches kid. After practice he tells the team a lie that his single parent mom works for the Atlanta Falcons, and that she can get them an official football. So he had to think of a way to get a football with the Falcon logo on it fast. After a week he got an idea, he knew that the neighboorhood near by had a football player on the Falcons. Troy is a kid who doesnt have the best grades and gets in troubl ...more
Austin Boen
My friend recommended this book to me. This story takes place in Atlanta, Georgia. It mostly takes place at the super dome or the main characters house, Troy. A external conflict that he faces is that the Atlanta Falcons don't notice his talent. A internal conflict he faces is he has to debate to himself whether he should do something against his mom saying or not. Sometimes it is the right decision sometimes it is not. He is dynamic because he is more brave and get his talents noticed by the Fa ...more
Paul Averill
The book "Football Genius" is about a 12 year old kid named Troy White who lives in Atlanta, GA with his mom. His dad left him when he was little and moved to Chicago, IL. Troy was the back-up QB of his middle school football team, the Duluth Tigers. Troy was not playing as much as he wanted to because the dad of the starting quarterback was the head coach. Troy can predict any football play that is going to happen. He can see a bunch of patterns and determine what the opposing team will do the ...more
James Vanevenhoven
Troy is a kid who is not the best player on the field, but he has one of the greatest football IQ’s of his generation. He plays with the second string on the team, and helps the kind of players that stand up on the line or don’t know how to run the plays. He is a pretty good kid, he respects and listens to his mother and is always making the right choices. Well, except for the time he stole an Atlanta Falcons practice football but other than that he is a really good kid. He is also struggling wi ...more
Justin Aldrich
Mar 21, 2014 Justin Aldrich is currently reading it
I choose the book Football Genius because, my brother had read it and told me he had really enjoyed it. The setting takes place at Troys' house, and at the Georgia dome in Atlanta Georgia. When Seth and Troy are watching games on TV its mostly at Troys' house, but when Troy is calling the plays and reading the other teams plays its at the Georgia Dome. Troy is facing a major problem. His problem is that he has a power and he can predict any play that is coming next, but how is he going to get th ...more
Clarke Tichy
I currently just finished reading this book, it was amazing. The whole plot in this book helped me alot.Troy and his mother, Tessa, live off Rt. 141 down a twisty dirt road in Atlanta, Georgia. Troy and his friends, Tate and Nathan, play junior league football for the Duluth Tigers and get together to trade football cards. When his mom finishes her degree through night school and gets a new job in the public relations department of the Atlanta Falcons, Troy is elated. He trades cards until he ha ...more
Eric Trokan
I like this book because It about a boy named Troy who learns that he has a really special gift that he learns about. He then helps a team with both offense and also defense he helps out the Atlanta Falcons. His favorite player is Seth Holloway because he is a defensive back and he can tell Seth what play is coming next. Seth makes a big improvement during the season people are suspicious of Seth getting older and then suddenly improving. That is why people are concerned and suspicious about Set ...more
Antonio Quintanilla
“Football Genius” by Tim Green is probably one of my favorite books of all time. I found this book in my school llibrary three weeks ago. The book is so descriptive that it makes you feel like you are in the story.

The book starts off with Troy White a twelve year old quarterback for a pee wee football team in Atlanta called the Duluth Tigers. He is second string behind the coach’s son Jaime Renfro, who is nowhere near as good as Troy. Troy also has an amazing talent, to be able to read any footb
In my opinion, Football Genius, by Tim Green is a very gripping, entertaining book, that fits the target audience and genre perfectly. The main protagonist, Troy, is a normal, 12 year-old football-playing, shy kid on the outside that we can all relate to, but on the inside he possesses a special and unique gift. Troy is able to predict any football play before it happens. It is his job to make good use of his gift, and with his mom's new job in the Atlanta Falcons administration (professional NF ...more
My opinion of the Football Genius was that it was interesting and enjoyable because it was sort of fun to read and enjoyable to the point where its not boring. Especially when Troy got his big chance with the Falcons head coach. This story reminds me of the movie Remember the Titans.The reason this book makes me think of Remember the Titans is because the movie had to do with football and at the end of the movie there was a really close game. I can relate to the character Troy in this story bec ...more
Zach Knight
I really liked this book I gave it a 4 out of 5 because it was different then any other football books I have read. Football Genius is about a kid named troy who can predict any play before it even happens witch was huge. He was hired by a football team to help them out of defense he needed a few plays to figure out their game plan but after he figures it out it's game on from there. This book focuses more on Troy's personal life and his friend’s not just football.

What I liked about this book wa
Football Genius tells the story of Troy, a youth football player with a special gift: HE can see the play before it even starts. However, on his youth football team, Troy never receives playing time due to the fact that the coaches' son is also quarterback. Even though Troy and the entire team knows that he is better than Jamie, the coaches' son, the coach refuses to let Troy be first string. Meanwhile, Troy's mom earns a job for the Atlanta Falcons, Troy's favorite team. Troy is trying to find ...more
I'm not one to watch football, so frankly I was becoming bored with reading all the football terms and gameplay description going on. However, because I wanted to finish this book, i decided to overlook all that and focus more on the story. To my surprise, the story turned out a lot better than I thought it would.

I admired the courage and perseverance Troy had -- along with the yearning to make something out of himself and his situation. And with the support of his friends, Tate and Nathan, it m
Patrick Boudreau
I read the book football genius. I thought it was a very good book ,but I think the beginning could be improved.

The football genius is about a kid that had a dream of being in the NFL. He wanted to be on his favorite team the Falcons. Then one Falcons game he new all what was gonna happen and they didn't listen to him. Then a football player on the Falcons. Hooks him up with the team and his job is to tell them what plays to run.

I would recommend this to any young kid with having the dream o
The Play Reader
Do you like a book that holds your attention and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Well, the book I am reviewing is called Football Genius. The author of the book is Tim Green. The book was published in 2009. The theme of the book is to follow your dreams, and to not listen to the haters. The main characters of the book are Troy, his mom, Seth, Tate, and Nathan.
This book is about a kid that can read the football plays before they happen. The Atlanta Falcons football team has
Gr 5-8-This novel has much to recommend it. Troy White is a typical 12-year-old in many ways, dividing his time between school, organized sports, and friends. He has one special talent, though: when he watches football on television, he subconsciously computes team statistics, players, and other variables, and he can call the plays before they happen. What could be a nice parlor trick takes on new significance when his single mother gets a job with the Atlanta Falcons' public relations departmen ...more
Oct 10, 2008 Barney rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who is really into football and suspense
Troy White has a very special gift. He can read football plays before they happen. When his mom got a job with the Atlanta Falcons, he realized that it was his time to work his magic and help the Falcons boost up from their very big slump. When his mom took him to the Falcon's game, he tried to tell the coaches what plays their opponent was going to do. Nobody believed him. the coaches were so distracted of him that they couldn't focus on the game. The game ended with a loss for the Atlanta Falc ...more
A good book for the 3-6 grade football fan. Green tells a good story about Troy, whose father left when he was little and who has a "gift" of being able to read the upcoming plays of any team, his league or the NFL. He is under appreciated and his arch rival (and textbook bully) seems to have it all, a father, the quarterback slot (even though Troy is much better) and money to get what he wants. When Troy's mom gets a job with the Atlanta Falcons, Troy's life changes though not always for the be ...more
Some children's novels are so good and multilayered that adults can enjoy them as literature. "Football Genius" isn't one of those. It's predictable, unrealistic and has a simple plot.

What "Football Genius" is, however, is a very good book for elementary kids. There isn't a lot of depth here, no 'grappling with timely issues', no huge revelation or coming of age. And that's okay! "Football Genius" is an easy-to-understand, moral, fairly exciting (on a youth level) novel for children.

When I
Justin Vance
The book I'm reading Football Genius by Tim Green is a great book. I read pages 43-59.Troy's mom got a job as one of the managers with the Atlanta Falcons.When troy went to the football game with his mom they got V.I.P. pass because she works there.Troy had to stay behind a yellow line behind the benches where the football players sat.Troy kept on going across the yellow line and his mom got fired because troy didn't listen to the rules of the section he was at.Troy over heard his mom on the ph ...more
Football Genius, by Tim Green is about the main character, a boy named Troy White, his mom, and a famous star linebacker Seth Halloway. When Troy watches a football game of the Atlanta Falcons that Seth plays for, he was able to predict plays before they happened, which was when Seth discovered him as a Football Genius. As only Troy and Seth knew of this talent of his, they tried to show the coaches of the falcons to give them a huge advantage to win championships, but no one, even Troy's mom di ...more
Football Genius

Football genius was book about Troy white, age 12, living in Atlanta GA. His dad left him when he was an infant so he was living with his mom. Troy was a member of his school football team, the Duluth Tigers. Unfortunately, Troy was not playing as much as he liked. Troy did have a talent for predicting football plays. He was able to see patterns and determine just what a team would do next. His mother graduated from night school and got a job in public relations with the Atlanta F
Summary: Troy is a young man struggling with not having a father, having to deal with a bully named Jamie, and having Jamie's father be his football coach starting Jamie instead of him even though Troy is the better QB. However there is something no one knows. Troy can watch football and after a few plays he is able to predict what will happen next. When Troy's mom gets a job working for the Atlanta Falcons, Troy thinks this might be his chance to show off his talents but who's going to believe ...more
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The main character of Football Genius is Troy. One night Troy sneaks into Seth Halloway’s yard and steals a football from him. When Troy’s mom finds out, she makes him apologize to Seth directly and personally give him the ball back. When Troy apologizes, Seth sees that he is a genius when it comes to football. Troy can see what every play is going to be before it happens. Seth plays for the Falcons. The coach of the Falcons will get fired if they don’t start winning,
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Tim Green, for many years a star defensive end with the Atlanta Falcons, is a man of many talents. He's the author of such gripping books for adults as the New York Times bestselling The Dark Side of the Game and a dozen suspense novels, including Exact Revenge and Kingdom Come. Tim graduated covaledictorian from Syracuse University and was a first-round NFL draft pick. He later earned his law deg ...more
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