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Standing Tall: The Kevin Everett Story

3.98  ·  Rating Details ·  49 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
In the matter of a few seconds, a strong, promising young Buffalo Bills player lay paralyzed and very mortal after a violent collision on the second-half kickoff return during the opening weekend of the 2007 NFL season. Kevin Everett, tight end and special team's player, went helmet-to-helmet with Denver Broncos return man, Domenik Hixon, with all the force a 6'4, ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Triumph Books
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Tyler
Jan 25, 2011 Tyler rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Football players and fans of bold triumphs
Recommended to Tyler by: No one
“When someone gets hit on the field, that’s the No. 1 thing they want to do-put the thumbs up to let everyone know it’s not that bad. But I couldn’t do it.” That was one of many things ex- Buffalo Bill’s tight end Kevin Everett said in his all tell book, “Standing Tall,” written by Sam Carchidi. The story is a reiteration of a gargantuan 25 year old man who stood 6ft 4in tall and weighed 255 pounds, in Kevin Everett, and his struggles off the field because of a bone crushing hit he took on the ...more
Jalen Townsend
Nov 12, 2015 Jalen Townsend rated it really liked it
Standing Tall: The Kevin Everett Story by Sam Carchidi was a Tremendous book. When I first read what it was going to be about I knew it was going to be a powerful book. This book went slow in the beginning but then it started to get better and better as it went on. This book would be perfect for someone who is facing adversity in their life because it would help them stay strong no matter how low you are. This book helped me understand that I may think some things are hard but it could always ...more
Jacob Wischoff
May 25, 2014 Jacob Wischoff rated it liked it
Kevin Everett is a remarkable individual. His willingness,drive and faith in God to recover was so evident as this book chronicles the road he had to travel to get there. Starting with the accident itself and much personal account as well as accounts from his girlfriend's journal and his mother, you get an in depth look at the recovery process. I was very intrigued by the hypothermia method they used to treat his injury, but was disappointed to not hear more about his life and time with the ...more
Gina
Jan 03, 2014 Gina rated it really liked it
I enjoyed finding out details of Kevin's injury and recovery but I felt like some of the writing could have been better. It seemed to jump around in a few places, to the point that I would have to go back and reread to see who someone was that was being referred to.
Karen Voigt
Apr 10, 2008 Karen Voigt rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2008
Wow- what an inspiration to anyone and everyone. It was so hard not to cry from all of the emotions expressed. Kevin has such a great support team (Team Kevin). I only hope for the best for him and his future wife, and his continued success in walking/ running ect.
Mark
Sep 11, 2015 Mark rated it really liked it
The book was very thrilling and shocking. It felt like i was watching a movie in my mind. Will Kevin Everett's life ever be the same? Will he get back up and finish the game? Find out!
Dana
Mar 30, 2008 Dana rated it it was amazing
This book is for any football fan. It gave me chills reading about what he felt when he was laying on the field. It is a true inspiring story of strength, faith and family.
Melissa
Jan 30, 2011 Melissa rated it really liked it
Great account of the battle Kevin Everett fought to come back from a life-debilitating football injury.
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Very inspirational it was almost sad i loved it
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