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Football Hero (Football Genius #2)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  5,014 Ratings  ·  393 Reviews
Ty Lewis can't believe it when Coach V recruits him for the football team. This is Ty's big chance to prove how fast he is on the field, get a fresh start in a new school, and be like his older brother, Thane "Tiger" Lewis, who's about to graduate from college—and is being courted by the NFL.

But Ty's guardian, Uncle Gus, won't let him play. Uncle Gus needs Ty to scrub floo
Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 24th 2009 by HarperCollins (first published 2008)
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Sep 15, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Younger teen will probably like this but the characters were too one dimensional for me. The villians were totally hateful and the heros angelic. The sports scenes which usually carry me through other flaws weren't much either
Nicholas Kimble
Aug 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Everyone says that they will do anything to protect their family, but when you could get hurt and or killed trying to save them would you still do it?

In the book “Football Hero” by Tim Green the main character Ty Lewis lives with his aunt Virginia and uncle Gus ever since his parents died in a car wreck. Uncle Gus and aunt Virginia treat Ty horrible, they make him use a pillowcase as a backpack his clothes are old “hand-me-downs and for his twelfth birthday his Uncle Gus gave him a work permit
Trevor Flease
Dec 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Trevor Flease
3rd Hour

The book football hero is about a boy who lost his parents. He had to go live with his aunt and uncle and becomes a football hero. Ty is one of the fastest kids in his class but doesn't realize it. The coach comes up to him and wants him to join the team. Uncle Gus doesn't want him to play because he has alot of chores for Ty and Gus is a big gambler. Ty then talks Gus in to letting him play and becomes a great football player. Ty helps the team win a high school championshi
Jaden Onaca
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was very inspirational to me. It showed me how to have confidence in myself even when you are in the toughest positions. This book makes you nervous, and it a lot of fun to read. I reccomend this book to all people who are into sports.
Aug 11, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Surprisingly (which sounds bad, except I'm really not a huge fan of football stories), I really enjoyed this book. Okay, Ty's homelife with his aunt and uncle was a little contrived and fairly reminiscent of Harry Potter, but the situation he finds himself in is all too realistic.

Football Hero tells the story of a 12 year old boy named Ty who, due to the death of his parents, is living with his uncaring aunt and uncle. In the meantime, his older brother is going through the NFL draft pick. Thei
Karen Arendt
Nov 12, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: middle-grade, sports
My sister went to high school with this author1 I was a freshman when he was a senior so I never met him, but he was the BMOC (big man on campus!).

I did not think I would like this book, but about halfway through, I started liking it. I picked it up because it was in our school's book fair and the boys seemed interested in it. So, naturally, I needed to keep up with the kids. I thought there was some unnecessarily gross stuff in the beginning, but when the story started picking up, the grossness
Mar 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-sports
This was a great book! I read it for my classroom library, but I can't wait to tell my students about it! It was full of a lot of great life lessons as well as just a good story. Ty is torn between doing what is right and wrong. He is being pressured to get inside information for his uncle from his NFL playing brother. His uncle is using the information for an underground gambling deal he is in. Once Ty realizes what is going on, he finds that he has a lot of other problems then just cleaning th ...more
Forced to work with his Uncle Gus and put his dreams of football stardom on hold, Ty worries about his Uncle Gus's involvement in a Mafia-connected gambling ring that, if made public, will affect him, his entire family, and the career of his older brother who was recently drafted into the NFL. Ty is this ordinary, poor, scrawny kid who gets invited to play football. He's super-fast and has great hands. Uncle Gus has other plans for Ty's hands--he has Ty join his cleaning business and Ty gets bat ...more
Brayden Byars
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Football Hero is about aboy named Ty.Ty's brother happens to be a star college athelete at Syracuse and is entering the NFL draft.Ty wants to spend more time with his brother and play football but his uncle's family cleaning service gets in the way.One of their clients bribes his uncle to let Ty to play and see his brother for gambling reasons.Ty thought it was small at first but, realizes there is mafia relying on this.Now Ty needs to stop this without ending his brothers career.

I enjoyed thi
Flynn K.
Feb 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book Football Hero by Tim Green falls into the genre of sports. This book was about a boy named Ty Lewis who loved the game of football. He would do anything to play on his school's team after school but he had to head home for chores. Eventually the coach recruits him and Ty ends up playing on the team, Ty's older brother Thane is very good and is heading to the NFL. Ty feels like he has to be that good so he works very hard. Will everything go Ty's way in the end?

I thought this book was de
Brianna Spicer
Football Hero by Tim Green is sports fiction was published in 2008. I think this book was OK because some parts were interesting while others are boring. One main character is Ty who is a 12 year old boy who is a new kid at school. Another character is uncle Gus who does not want Ty to play football. The main conflict of this book is that Ty is a new kid and he decides to do football and people are making fun of him. The setting is the school and at his uncle's and aunt's house. I learned to nev ...more
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Personal Review
I really liked the book Football Hero by Tim Green.The book does a good job of developing Ty's character by showing how he matures. I really like the struggle Ty goes through in his daily life, and how he gets rewarded at the end. I did think some parts of the book were a little unrealistic, like how a 6th grade football coach would get fired if he didn't beat their "arch" rival. Overall, I really enjoyed this book and Tim Green's style of writing.
Plot Summary
The book starts wi
Turner Myers
May 20, 2015 added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Blake Carpenter
Recommended to Turner by: Blake Capenter
The book was great some boring parts but the ending was amazing. It all took place in New York and there was Ty a little guy with glasses and has blazing speed. His brother Thane “Tiger” Lewis is a wide receiver Syracuse and is entering the NFL draft. He was drafted to his hometown team the New York Jets. Their mom and dad were killed in a car crash when Thane was in college. Ty went to go live with his uncle Gus and Aunt Virginia and his cousin Charlotte. Ty really wants to be like his brother ...more
Matt L.
Dec 02, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Is worth two books. Football hero
By: Tim Green
To me this book was a great book because of the way the author put the book it made me think of me a little bit because of Ty the main character. In the book TY is amazing at football but people think he is bad because he is so skinny. I can relate to that because a lot of people think I can’t throw. But what they don’t know is that I can throw harder than them. So Ty is disappointed because of how people treat him so he goes to the football tryouts
Jennifer Wardrip
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Ty Lewis' parents have died in an accident, so he has gone to live with his dad's sister, Aunt Virginia, and Uncle Gus. Ty's older brother is Thane (aka Tiger) Lewis, a hopeful NFL first-round draft pick from Syracuse University. Thane and Ty are close, but because Thane is finishing up his college degree, Ty is forced to remain with his aunt and uncle.

Living with his aunt and uncle is horrible. Ty remembers the loving home he came from, and misses his par
A Review of Football Hero by Tim Green
What would you do if you were going to have to save your brother from getting badly hurt? Well, this is just one crazy thing that happens to Ty Lewis in the novel Football Hero by Tim Green. Ty Lewis is living with his Uncle Gus, Aunt Virginia, and cousin Charlotte because of his parent's death and his brother getting ready for football season. Although Ty's brother is on the New York Jets, his life isn't too great. If readers of this book understand footba
Josh M
May 20, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book that I am going to tell you about is called Football Hero by Tim Green.

The first thing that I am going to tell you about is my favorite character and why. my favorite character in the book is Tyler. The reason that I like Tyler is because one he is the main character of the book and two he is a boy who looks up to his soon to be NFL player Thane. That is why I like him the best.

The second thing that I am going to tell you about is my favorite part of the book. My favorite or my 2 favori
Brandon Dittmann
Nov 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Colton Hutchison
This book is about a kid, Ty, whose lived with his aunt and uncles after his parents death. He also has a brother, Thane. Thane, or Tiger, the star rookie wide receiver for the New York Jets. Ty gets caught up with the mob after Ty's uncle drags him into it.

I liked the characters in this book. I liked how all of the characters could be real. I think the conflict of this book was cool. When you think about an NFL rookie, you usually don't think about the mob. The author of this book liked to keep
Karen Simental
Football Hero is a pretty interesting story. I never saw myself reading it since its about football and mostly for guys, but hey it actually is pretty cool. Its about this boy named Ty. His parents died when he was a little boy, so now he's stuck living with his uncle Gus in an old beat down little trailer. Ty's dream has always been to play football and when Coach V recruits him for the football team, he cant believe it. Its his big chance to show how fast he is and that someday he'll be like ...more
Sal Rodriguez
Jan 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When Ty gets dumped on his aunt and uncle his whole life will be change. Ty Lewis is related to Thane "Tiger" Lewis who is a well known football player out the University of Syracuse. He is predicted to be drafted in the NFL draft in the 1st round. This will cause some major probles throughout the story.

Ty works for his uncles cleaning company with his cousin while uncle Gus just sits around. After one of the owners of one of their stops tells uncle Gus that Ty could play football after uncle
Johnathan Mendoza
Mar 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sports fans
I personally think this was a good book. The story is about a boy named Ty Lewis who has recently moved with his uncle, aunt, and cousin because his parents didn't make it when they were in a horrible car accident. He has an older brother named Thane. Since high school Thane has been a very good at football and got signed with the Jets. Thane is Ty’s role model and wants to become a football player like his brother. Ty isn't the most popular kid and lives in a pretty poor house but after he star ...more
Jonathan Da-silva
Football Hero is about a 12 year old boy named Ty,who lives with his aunt and uncle ever since his parents died in a tragic car crash. Ty also has a brother who is leaving college and going into the NFL. When Ty tries out for the school football team,to follow in his brothers footsteps,and is placed as starting wide receiver. He will have to try as hard as he can to catch all the balls that are thrown at him in the games,and become the football hero!

This book was amazing! I like the way in the
football hero was a good well not really it was a very good book it probally was one of the best football books i have ever read it was about two brothers who played football one who got drafted in the nfl and the other one was a younger kid who played football for his high school football team he was a good player and he had alot of heart for the game he wanted to be just like his brother the big time first round draft pick who went to the jets to play pro ball but sense i dont want to completl ...more
Matthew A
This book Football Hero is about a kid named Ty. On his birthday his uncle shows him a working permit, so now Ty has to deal with that. His coach wants him on his team and figures out that his brother is a famous football player, Tiger Lewis.
This book was really good, in the beginning it is slow and I didn't really like it but when i got farther into the book, it got better. This book made me feel sad for Ty in the beginning because now he has to work for his uncle's plumbing business. I like
Mar 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Football Hero is about a boy named Ty whose brother is a professional football player, his mom and dad died in a car crash. Ty stays with his very mean aunt and uncle Gus, uncle Gus makes him do all of the house work while he is out gambling. Ty is the fastest kid in his school and the football coach asks him to join the team so he says yes. Ty gets to see his brother a little and Ty's uncle wants Ty to ask his brother about the injuries because that will give uncle Gus an advantage in gambling. ...more
Dec 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you like sports books, then you will want to read The Football Hero by Tom Green. This book was a football journey full of adventure. Thane and Ty are brothers. Thane is older than Ty. They both faced a few challenges that they had to conquer. In this great book, Thane gets drafted into the NFL. Ty is the fastest kid at his school, and the football coach at his school, wanted him to play football. In a rivalry game against Brookfield, Ty was a big part of the offense. If you want to find more ...more
D Curtis
Sep 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Football Hero was an outstanding book. It was action packed and entertaining. This book was humorous and funny to read about. In some parts of the book you just want cry and in others you just laugh silly. I like this book because in parts of it I can relate to it. Football Hero was a sports genre book and was filled with excitement and interest. It involved multiple characters and gut-pulling scences. I would say this book is an just right book and it really cool. Football Hero involved things ...more
Sep 18, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Synopsis- Ty Lewis is a great football player ands trys to prove himself by giving his best and last energy using his speed to be a replacement for another player.

Audience:10+ aimed toward teens and up
Purpose: Mostly giving tips and advice
Medium: Graphic novel
genre- setting- realistic fiction
genre-style- idealism and historical

This book football hero is one of my favorite books because i love football and it gave me tips on how to be a better player and be more active.
Matt Firuta
Mar 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. Its one of my favorite books i ever read. It has the action the good story line and characters that really pull the story together. I thought that it was cool how the book had the famous brother thane in the NFL and his little brother is just a skinny quite kid not many people pay attention to. Ty (the little brother) does start to get attention but I wouldn't say its very positive attention. Unless you would say mobsters and gambling is a good thing to get involved with. Its ...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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