He was handed a terminal diagnosis. The way he faced it would make him immortal...
Tishomingo County, Mississippi, 1985. David Lee Herbert was passionate about coaching high-school football. But one night driving the team bus home from a game, he came upon an accident that had claimed the life of his daughter. Two years later, the devoted Christian was diagnosed with ALS.
Despite his personal death sentence, Coach Dave and his wife clung to faith and persevered when others might've thrown in the towel. And he achieved legendary status in his final season, famously calling an improvised play with seven seconds left that delivered a miraculous playoffs berth.
In Playing for Overtime, author and sportscaster Al Ainsworth documents the remarkable dedication of an ordinary man overcoming extraordinary odds. Showing much more of the coach than his well-publicized gameplay, Ainsworth reveals an inspirational account of the incredible impact a single person can have.
Be moved to tears and laughter in this tender and profound run to the end zone.
Playing for Overtime: The David Lee Herbert Story is a captivating sports biography. If you like real-life challenges, heroic achievements, and moving stories, then you'll love Al Ainsworth's tale of football, family, and faith.
Buy Playing for Overtime: The David Lee Herbert Story to find the inspiration you need to face your own personal struggles today.