|Pigskins to paintbrushes : the story of football-playing artist Ernie Barnes|
Author: Tate, Don
Young Ernie Barnes wasn't like all the other boys his age. Bullied for being shy, overweight, and uninterested in sports like boys were "supposed" to be, he instead took refuge in his sketchbook, in vibrant colors, bold brushstrokes, and flowing lines. Discouraged and tired of being teased, Ernie joined the school football team. Although reluctant at first, he would soon become a star. But art remained in Ernie's heart and followed him through high school, college, and into the NFL.
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