EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 17: Brian Westbrook #36 of the Philadelphia Eagles waves to his teams fans as he leaves the field after defeating the New York Giants on December 17, 2006 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Eagles defeated the Giants 36-22. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Philadelphia sports legend, Brian Westbrook can now add author to his resume. Westbrook was drafted by the Eagles in 2002. He spent eight seasons with the team, including two Pro Bowl selections.


PHILADELPHIA – DECEMBER 19: Running back Brian Westbrook #36 of the Philadelpia Eagles avoids a tackle by safety Lynn Scott #38 of the Dallas Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field on December 19, 2004 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Cowboys 12-7. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

The Eagles star and former Philadelphia sports anchor Lesley Van Arsdall co-authored a new children’s book, “The Mouse Who Played Football.” The book is about a mouse who overcomes obstacles to play football. It is geared toward children ages 4-8. Westbrook said he was inspired to write the book because he wanted to inspire kids to chase their dreams. “The story is about overcoming your fears. Never allowing someone else to tell you what you can and cannot do, but also believing in yourself,” said Westbrook.

The Mouse who played football

This book is based on Westbrook’s own experiences, and it is a great way to teach kids the importance of never giving up on their dreams.

I just purchased my copy. It is currently sold out on Amazon, but they plan to restock.  You can also find the book at Temple University Press and Barnes and Noble.

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