(Original Edition) For the new version, search for the ISBN 9781942557722. A true story of overcoming obstacles to score in the most important game of all--life. Tom Thompson's journey was fraught with many obstacles and setbacks from a very early age. From a broken home and the early death of his father, to divorce, financial stress, and physical injuries as an adult...it seemed to be one thing after another. Was this the way life was meant to be lived? Along the way, Tom's life intersected with and was influenced by an assortment of fascinating characters including martial arts champion and legend, Chuck Norris, Elvis and Priscilla Presley, and president of the United States, George W. Bush. His is a remarkable story of stamina and faith, and of overcoming the odds to become the first over-60 NCAA football player. And his example will inspire the reader to Kick Start their life at any age.