InThe Science of Football, sportswriter and injury expert Will Carroll teams up with writer and podcast host Tyler Brooke to show how understanding the science behind American football helps fans appreciate the sport even more. The authors cover topics like injuries, equipment, and analytics from all sides of the game, including offense, defense, and special teams.
After reading this fascinating addition to the successful Science of series, football enthusiasts at the professional, college, and high school levels and science geeks alike will better appreciate the game--no matter which teams are playing!
About the Author
Will Carroll writes about sports science, sports medicine, and sports. His “Under The Knife” column was called “essential reading” by Hall of Famer Peter Gammons. Author of two award-winning books (Saving The Pitcher and The Juice), Carroll currently writes about injuries for his own newsletter and consults with several professional teams and players on sports science. His work has been seen on ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Baseball Prospectus, and the New York Times. He lives in Indianapolis and is @injuryexpert on most platforms.
Tyler Brooke has been covering the game of football for the last ten years, focusing on film study and the NFL draft. His work has been featured on Bleacher Report, SB Nation, FanSided, and a number of other publications.
“From someone who values and loves information, this book provides that. It gives me a look at why the game we love has so many twists and turns. The Science of Football looks under the hood of the sport and explains why everything from passing to player development is key to staying on top.” --Adam Schefter, ESPN
"The Science of Football provides valuable insights and analysis into our most popular sport in a really novel way. You'll never look at the game the same way again." --Leigh Steinberg, football super-agent
"I've watched and covered too many football games to count. But Will Carroll and Tyler Brooke's The Science of Football has me thinking about the game in entirely new, inventive and Einsteinian ways. A PhD-level course on gridiron insight." --Jeff Pearlman, author of multiple books including the upcoming The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson