All Things Being Equal: The Autobiography of Lenny Moore.pdf

All Things Being Equal: The Autobiography of Lenny Moore.pdf


In this reissue of his complete autobiography, All Things Being Equal , Hall of Fame running back Lenny Moore shares his entire story. Moore recounts many fascinating life experiences, beginning with his upbringing in a blue-collar family of thirteen in Reading, Pennsylvania. He explores his standout yet challenging time in Happy Valley playing for an already-legendary coach in Penn State’s Rip Engle and one in-training—Joe Paterno. He also delves into his professional football career with the Baltimore Colts that saw him reach new heights as the MVP of the NFL in 1964. Throughout his amateur and professional career, Moore’s toughest competitor was often racism. But life would pose other significant battles once his spikes were hung up. Other immortals who played with him—like Johnny Unitas, Gino Marchetti, and Raymond Berry—would easily transition into life after football, but not Moore.

In great detail, he describes his difficulties in shifting from having fame and notoriety to not being able to find employment in the town in which he was once celebrated. But Moore eventually found his calling, working with troubled Maryland juveniles and establishing the Leslie Moore Scholarship Foundation benefiting underprivileged youths. Today, he also works toward finding a cure for scleroderma after his son passed away of the disease in 2001. Ultimately, All Things Being Equal is the touching journey of one man's self-discovery and realization that, unfortunately, all things are seldom equal.

Lenny Moore played football in the 1950s and ’60s at Penn State and with the Baltimore Colts. He won numerous awards, including Rookie of the Year (1956), Most Valuable Player (1964), and Comeback Player of the Year (1964). He was a seven-time All-Pro selection and inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame (1975).
Jeffrey Jay Ellish was the editor of the New York Daily News’ history of the New York Rangers, titled Millennium Memories. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona.


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