The Yank Striker
A Footballer's Beginning
by Jason Liegois
He’s DJ Ryan, an All-American wide receiver about to graduate high school. But he’s still in the shadow of his All-American quarterback brother Trey Ryan and his dad, college football national championship coach Junior Ryan. Why not join them at Hamilton State University in Texas for glory and a title, while kickstarting a future NFL career and financial security? Even if it is tough for him to be in the same room with his dad.
However, there’s a couple of complications. Football likes its heroes to be men who get turned on by women, but DJ’s attracted to people regardless of what sex they are or aren’t. He doesn’t advertise that, just like his mother doesn’t advertise that she left his dad for a woman of her own.
Then there’s DJ’s love for the other sport known as football - soccer. He’s a talented striker for both high school and semipro teams. By coincidence, a scout from the Premier League club Donford FC in London notices him by chance and offers DJ a tryout…
Is he going to head to the NFL, or cross the Atlantic and take a risk on the unknown? And will he live life in the shadows or out in the open?
About the Author:
Born just outside of Chicago, Jason Liegois has spent nearly all his life in Iowa. Growing up in Muscatine, Iowa, and a University of Iowa graduate, Liegois spent time as a full-time and freelance journalist with newspapers, including the Muscatine Journal, Quad City Times, and Clinton Herald. He currently works as a teacher, having taught language arts and special education at the secondary school level and composition at the junior college level.
He currently lives in south central Iowa with his wife, Laura. They have two children. The Yank Striker is Mr. Liegois’ second published novel, after The Holy Fool: The Journalists’s Revolt.
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 15 May, 2023.