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Football Genius (Football Genius #1)

4.13 of 5 stars 4.13  ·  rating details  ·  3,365 ratings  ·  271 reviews
Troy White can predict any football play before it happens. And when his single mom gets a job with the Atlanta Falcons, Troy knows it's his big chance to help them out of their slump—and finally prove his football genius. But unless Troy can convince star linebacker Seth Halloway that he's telling the truth, the Falcons' championship—and Troy's mom's job—are in serious je ...more
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Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins (first published July 2007)
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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
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 play ...more
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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Trevor Sims
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Football Genius by Tim Green and it is realistic fiction. The theme is to never give up and try, try, try and it is 243 pages. It is about this kid named Troy and there is a bully in his school. The bully’s name is Jamie and he was going to make fun of Troy so Troy said, “His mom worked for the Falcons.” At that time Jamie said, “Bring a football that is signed.” Troy’s mom applied for a cleaning up after the game job, but she had not got the job yet. Troy stole a football from Seth Holloway. Wh ...more
Ryley Hofferber
I enjoyed "Football Genius" by Tim Green, because it was a book about football."Football Genius" is about a ten year old boy named Troy who lives in Atlanta,Georgia and can tell football plays before they even happen. His skills can be used during any football game except preseason games because they have no game plan. He meets Seth Holloway who is the linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons and shows his skill to him when they are watching a college game on TV. Troy can tell by the teams formations ...more
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
Colton Hutchison
This book is about a kid, Troy, who can see any football play before it happened. That is why the book's called "Football Genius." Troy's mom started working for the Atlanta Falcons so he figured it was as good as time as any to show what he could do.

I thought the plot was interesting because of how original it was. I mean, who would think of writing about a kid who could basically see the future. I think the characters were good too because of how they interact and get in trouble with each othe
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  ·  review of another edition
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
Joshua Vishney
This book is called Football Genius and it is by former Atlanta Falcons player Tim Green. This book genre is fictional but the charaters in the book are actual people in real life. This is about a 13 year old boy who plays tackle football but has an amazing gift, he can predict the next play that a team will make before it even happens. His mom works for the Atlanta Falcons and Troy tries to help the team but this just makes his mom even more mad. There is a linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons na ...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
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
Jake Hobby 12-22-14 801 Football genius by Tim green
This football book is about a kid named Troy White who is a football player for the Atlanta Falcons. I Know this because this surrounds this story about a football player Troy White living with his mother while she is working full time. When Troys mom is at work the story usually takes place either at his house at the football field, or at school. Some of the characters in the story are Troy, Troy's mom, Seth, Tate, and some professional playe
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
Henry Walker
Even though I didn't finish this book, I enjoyed what I read very much. I liked the story of Troy trying to show off to his friends but later ends up helping the Atlanta Falcons football team.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes an easy reading, sports novel or a story about a kid who has an adventure.
The book was about a boy named Troy, about my age, wanting to say his parents worked for the Falcons. He steals a football from a players backyard, and later "proves" to his friends. Whe
Shaun Gold
In, Football Genius, by Tim Greene, chapter twenty-two shows Troy's focus during stressful situations. Troy I need to show the star linebacker of the Atlanta Falcons, Seth Halloway, that his skill to predict the opposing teams plays was real. Troy and his friend Tate came to Seth's house during a football game when the Jets were playing the Giants. Troy had one shot to predict the plays or Seth Halloway would call security and Troy's opportunity to help the Falcon's win would be over. Troy show ...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
Joe Dean
The story "Football Genius" is a story about a 12 year old boy named Troy. Troy has a strange ability where he can guess a play before they even can run it. One day during his schools football team, and he told his team that his mom worked for the towns professional football team and he could get a ball from them. But at that time his mom was trying to work for them so he had to steal a ball from one of the players he lived by. He runs into trouble trying to get away with security but meets the ...more
Read this for Hudson's Lit Circles group at school. It was pretty straightforward and the multiple narrative lines helped me explain subplots, but I found the main character inherently problematic on several levels. We were able to have good conversations about whether Troy being an underdog in many senses of the word gave him a free pass to lie to his mother, and others, continually, without any kind of redemption. Author gets credit for trying to go beyond stock characters for the female chara ...more
Troy is an outstanding football player. He has the ability to predict football plays before they happen. He wants to use that ability to help his favorite NFL football team, the Atlanta Falcons. He is also upset, though. He feels like he can use his special ability on his own football team to help them win more games. When his mom gets a job with the Atlanta Falcons things start to look a little brighter for Troy.

I really liked this book because I am a fan of football and because it was just a
Justin W.
Football Genius, written by Tim Green, is the first book in the series of Football Genius. Troy White has an extraordinary gift. He can predict plays based on patterns and analysis. It’s exactly like predicting weather patterns. When Troy’s mom lands a job in the public relations department of the Atlanta Falcons, Troy figures this is his chance to show what he can do. Troy tries to get to the Falcons, but it is no use because of the mean coach. With Troy’s genius, the Falcons could dominate. I ...more
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
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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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