It’s the publication you didn’t know you needed. The Joe Burrow book about his childhood and hometown will be in stores from Spring.
We all know the general story. Joe Burrow, the boy who both grew up and gained his impressive professional football reputation in that same state – Ohio.
But there is probably lots about the star QB that you do not know. And that’s where the new Joe Burrow book comes into play. “From Bulldog to Bengal: The Joe Burrow Story Through the Eyes of His Hometown” will be released to the masses in Spring.
Who Wrote the Joe Burrow Book?
Author Scott Burson wrote the Joe Burrow book. However, his work could not fully capture the childhood and development of Cincinnati’s number one quarterback without the help of a familiar face in Burrow’s life.
Sam Smathers, Burrow’s coach as a youth, assisted Burson in writing the book. Smathers shares many entertaining and insightful events and happenings in Joe Burrow’s life, which allowed Smathers to include them in the publication.
In a recent interview about the Joe Burrow book, Sam Smathers spoke incredibly highly of Burrow:
“We’re just, we’re very proud, very proud of him. He’s just Joe… I’ve watched him grow up, and I’ve watched damn near every game he’s ever played.”
Burrow has done some incredible work in an attempt to tackle food insecurity in his home county of Athens County, which Smathers also touches on:
“People here understand that he’s fed a lot of people. They’re very grateful for what he’s done here.”
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Joe Burrow’s Childhood
Burrow grew up in Athens County, southeastern Ohio. Even to this day, he has a deep connection to his roots. This is evident by his charity to Athens County as mentioned.
The Bengals star led Athens High School to the playoffs and state championship in his senior year. But did you know that he could also play basketball to a very high level? Here he is scoring a basket, #10.
The boy was a star-student. He even excelled in academic subjects and was voted most likely to become famous and most athletic in his year. It’s no wonder he has made it to where he is today.
Burrow’s Next Steps in Life
Ok, you probably know this part. Burrow played college football for Ohio State from 2015 to 2017. He then moved on to LSU for the 2018-2019 season, where he won 16 major individual and team awards, including the Heisman Trophy.
Burrow was then selected first overall in the 2020 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. He has already led the Bengals to a Super Bowl (Super Bowl 56) and will hope to progress to Super Bowl 57. After the Bengals’ huge win against the Ravens, they’re on the right track.
Do You Want the Joe Burrow Book?
The wait is on for the release of the book. It is set to be released in the Spring. And you never know, Burrow might have a Super Bowl ring by then!