Tony’s grandfather was a migrant worker who emigrated from Mexico to Wisconsin, where he and his Texas-born Mexican American spouse fought hardscrabble for a middle-class life. Readers will learn about a Latino/a community’s struggles and triumphs in this unlikely midwestern enclave.
Unlike other future superstar quarterbacks, Tony didn’t get to play for a large city high school team. He was barely noticed by college recruiters, and his only real path to the next level came at a small school, Eastern Illinois University.
At EIU, Tony fought his way to become the starting quarterback. The story repeated itself in the NFL, when Tony battled his way from undrafted prospect all the way to All-Pro starting quarterback for the most famous NFL franchise in the world, the Dallas Cowboys.
A must-read for young Cowboy fans and their parents, Jorge and Raquel’s book places Tony’s life story among other famous figures in contemporary American sports. Relive Tony’s career, his difficulties and successes. Tony is the quintessential Texas Sport Hero.