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Football Genius (Football Genius #1)

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Bestselling author and former NFL player Tim Green scores a touchdown with this exhilarating novel, his first for young readers.Football Geniusis an action-packed adventure with gripping suspense, a hero you can really root for, and an insider's look at the world of professional football. Perfect for fans of Mike Lupica.

Troy White has a phenomenal gift. He can predict foot
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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published July 3rd 2007 by HarperCollins (first published July 2007)
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Joey R.
Oct 29, 2015 Joey R. rated it really liked it

In the novel, Football Genius, written by Tim Green, Troy White has a special ability. He has the ability to predict any football play before it happens. Troy lives outside of Atlanta with his single mother. He plays football in his high school with his best friends, Tate and Nathan. Troy is a quarterback who is overshadowed by his coach’s son, who isn’t nearly as good as Troy, but still starts over him. When his mom gets a job with Troy’s favorite NFL team, the Atlanta Falcons, he thinks he can
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Blake
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,
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Hudson
May 29, 2015 Hudson rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, because I play football every day at recess (I'm in second grade). I do this thing at school called Lit Circles, and I chose this book and read it with a few classmates. I found the book very good, because I like football. The premise the book is that a middle-schooler named Troy can figure out the plays before they happen. The Atlanta Falcons get ahold of him first because his mom has a job with the team. One of the players of the team, named Seth--a very famous football ...more
Mark Hauberg
Oct 04, 2012 Mark Hauberg rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Michael Beausoleil
Sep 13, 2016 Michael Beausoleil rated it liked it
Football genius was a sports book about a boy named Troy White that can predict any football play before it happens. When his mom gets a job with an NFL team, he knows it's his only chance to help his family out. I thought this was an interesting and cool book because I like the game of football and I think what Troy white can do is impressive. I didn't like how the book was kinda plain and simple. I did like the story line though it was an interesting topic. The strengths of this book were it ...more
Alex Klosterman
Jan 07, 2016 Alex Klosterman rated it it was amazing
I gave this book a five out of five star rating, because Football Genius by Tim Green was one of the best books that I have ever read. I just wanted to keep reading this book, and never stop. So that I could find out what would happen in the end.

I would recommend this book, because Football Genius was just so good. Also, anybody that likes to read sports books this is the one for you. The age level of this book would be anybody that is in middle school, but you can be younger or older Football
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Jonas Harper
Mar 25, 2014 Jonas Harper rated it really liked it
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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
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Benjamin Conrod
Sep 07, 2016 Benjamin Conrod rated it really liked it
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The very idea of a football genius is brilliant. Tim Green describes a very real scenario of three young friends and their battle against society and some of the evil, twisted people/ideas that run it. I completely enjoyed this page-turning book. The descriptions of the football game, plays, players, and teams were very accurate, and I liked how the author didn't seem to make anything up. The main character, Troy, has an ability that seems to be quite possible. As a whole, the book accurately ...more
Jeremiah
Dec 18, 2011 Jeremiah rated it it was amazing
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Kenny
Oct 03, 2012 Kenny rated it really liked it
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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Jaxon Shelby
Oct 01, 2015 Jaxon Shelby rated it it was amazing
This is probably one of my favorite books i have read, its suspenseful and if you like the NFL and football, you'll definitely like this book. troy (Main Character), goes through some tough times but he meets the middle linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons and everything changes. Overall, I though this was a really good book.
Evan French
Nov 04, 2016 Evan French rated it it was amazing
Do you enjoy stories that are nerve- wracking or even more amazing. Then you should read this fantastic book.


This book is called Football Genius by Tim Green a former Atlanta Falcons NFL Linebacker.


The genre is pretty much a sports realistic fiction book. The book is about a twelve year old boy named Troy who lives in Atlanta, Georgia. His mother helps out with the Falcons football team and meets their star linebacker Seth. Troy is a genius who knows what play the other team will run next. This
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Chase
Oct 26, 2016 Chase rated it really liked it


Goodreads Review
For my Q1 goodreads review, I read the book Football Genius. This book is about a boy named Troy White, and he has a very unusual talent. If he watches a football game, he can predict what happens next. When Troy’s mom, Tessa, gets a job with the Atlanta Falcons, he thinks that he will get the chance to use his gift and help his favorite team to a winning season.


Overall, I liked the book but I didn’t love it. I liked how the author used real life football players. For example, T
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Colin
Dec 06, 2016 Colin rated it it was amazing
Football Genius is a good football book, Especially if your a Atlanta Falcons fan. This book is about a boy named Troy and he can tell what is going to happen on the next play of a football game, and he want to use that for the falcons so they can win the super bowl and keep their coach.
Jair Garza
Nov 15, 2016 Jair Garza rated it it was amazing
it was good
Jalan Chammbers
Dec 05, 2016 Jalan Chammbers rated it liked it
he was a cool kid.
Sean Unabia
Nov 21, 2016 Sean Unabia rated it really liked it
Is Troy really a football genius? The genre of Football Genius is adventure fiction. Football Genius is a pretty good book. I would give it an 8 on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the best.

When Troy first tried out for his local youth football he made the team but sat on the bench. The coach of Troy's first team let his son play as quarterback. Troy was a better quarterback but the coach wanted his son to be the star quarterback of the team. While playing with his friends, Troy is dared to steal a
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Andrew
Oct 11, 2016 Andrew added it
You would enjoy this book if you like football and understand it. The main character is a boy and he is in 6th grade. So if you are a boy and like football than you will love it.
Kenneth Olson
Sep 23, 2016 Kenneth Olson rated it it was amazing
The book Football Genius by Tim Green is about Friendship and trust.Its about friendship because Troy becomes a strong friend with Middle Linebacker for the Falcons,Seth Halloway. Troy has an unbelievable talent.He can watch a football game and read or see the play before it happens no matter whether he's predicting Offense or defense.He plays for a piwi football team called the Duluth Tigers with his two best friends Tate and Nathan.Troy is the second string QB behind Jamie Renfro,the ultimate ...more
Michael
Oct 01, 2015 Michael rated it really liked it
Tim Green, a former football player for the Atlanta Falcons, one day had an idea for a book, called Football Genius. The main character, Troy, plays football, and has an amazing talent of being able to predict any football play before it even happens. The conflict of this book begins when Troy attempts to steal a Falcons football for a school kid you find out about later in the book. He steals the football because of a bet at school. One day, he finds out that his mom has gotten a job with the ...more
Rogan
Oct 13, 2016 Rogan rated it it was amazing
This is one of my favorite books ever. It was great because it had sports in it and other things also. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. If you want a good quick read then I highly recommend this book.
Brooke
Sep 28, 2016 Brooke rated it it was amazing
This book would not leave my sight until it was finished! He truly is a genius and how does he know it was practice film? This book kept my attention.
CJ Kenworthy
May 24, 2016 CJ Kenworthy rated it liked it
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Jose Suarez
Oct 29, 2015 Jose Suarez is currently reading it
Do you like the sport football? Well Football Genius has it all! The main character is Troy White, who is having a frustrating life, his father abandoned his family as he was young, and his favorite football team The Atlanta Falcons is on another loss not going to the championships. The story takes place around Troys house and around Atlanta stadium in Georgia. Troy is only 12 years old and has a special gift, when he goes on the field he is outstanding. The thesis of the story is a 12 year old ...more
Trevor Sims
Apr 20, 2015 Trevor Sims rated it really liked it
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Brian Schmidt
Sep 28, 2016 Brian Schmidt rated it it was amazing
I think this fook was really good. At the beginning it was pretty slow but like half way through in went really fast.
Tami
I thoroughly enjoyed Football Genius. It took a few chapters to establish the pace and then it really took off. It is an excellent independent read choice for someone who is interested in (or crazy about) football.

Troy White is a sixth grade boy who plays second string quarterback on his football team. The coach’s son is the starting quarterback even though Troy has greater talent. Troy has an amazing ability to read the patterns in a football game and know which plays will happen next. This tal
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Matt
Sep 26, 2016 Matt added it
This book was so inspiring for an underdog. It really deep and a heart touching book. The main character is troy and he is tying to be the starting quarterback. He can predict the play before it happens and that is why its called Football Genius!
Angelo
Oct 02, 2013 Angelo rated it liked it
Have you ever been in the NFL? In this realistic fiction book a boy and his friends tried to steal a football from a famous NFL player. My opinion for this book is cool and good.

In the book a boy named Troy who lived in Atlanta tried to steal an Atlanta Falcon ball from the famous Seth Halloway. ** Spoiler Alert ** Troy wanted to get the Atlanta Falcon's ball but couldn't go during the day so later on in the book Troy and his friends Tate and Nathan go with him then his mom finds out he stole th
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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 ...more
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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 ...more
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