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Brian Mitchell, Former NFL Standout Announces the Release of His First Book, “A Champion’s Heart”

Sachse, TX / March 22, 2021 — Retired National Football League player, Brian Mitchell will release his first book, “A Champion’s Heart,” a work of creative non-fiction for children ages 9 – 12 on May 5th, 2021.  

Published by Coffee Creek Media Group under the imprint, Frog Pond Publishing, “A Champion’s Heart” features Mitchell’s rise from playing street football in his hometown to playing professional football for the Washington Football Team in the nation’s capital with a college stop in between.

Coming in at the standard 32 pages for children’s books, Mitchell shares sage advice on how any child, boy or girl, can become a champion by achieving their dream, whether that be a dream of playing professional sports or becoming a teacher, doctor, musician, etc. The book is divided into four “downs.” Each down features a slice of Mitchell’s life and topical lessons, such as prioritizing, appreciation, decision-making, and determination. Mitchell also shares winning plays; actions children can take to ensure their success.

“At a time when African America children seem more vulnerable than ever to negative typecasting and seem more likely to encounter demoralizing comments and a lack of support, this book counters that and encourages them. It shows them through words and pictures how they can be a success in whatever they undertake,” states Mitchell.

Mitchell played for 14 years in the NFL as a punt return specialist. The average NFL career lasts less than three years. Mitchell was also a standout during his college career, setting many NCAA football records. The life skills and knowledge he learned along the way to stardom are shared freely in his book.

Both parents and children alike will find this an inspiring read, one they will return to time and time again. “A Champion’s Heart” is beautifully illustrated and offers a cultural diversity that is lacking in children’s book literature today.

“A Champion’s Heart” is now available for pre-order by visiting A Champion's Heart Pre-Order Page.  Upon its official release, on (May 5th, 2021). “A Champion’s Heart” can be purchased at bookstores nationwide and from online retailers. A list of personal appearances by author Brian Mitchell can be found at

For more information or to connect with author Brian Mitchell, please visit, email Wendy Stewart at [email protected] or call 214-649-5211.

About Author Brian Mitchell

After a successful 14-year National Football League (NFL) career, former Washington Football Team great Brian Mitchell embarked on a successful radio and TV career and is currently the co-host of The BMITCH and Finlay Show on 106.7 The Fan, an Entercom radio station. Mitchell frequently serves as a keynote and motivational speaker and is involved in several philanthropic endeavors. He can be reached at

About Coffee Creek Media Group

Coffee Creek Media Group is an independent, family-owned company headquartered in Sachse, Texas. It is driven by a commitment to serve all segments of the graphic design, publishing, and printing industries, thereby empowering a stronger, more connected world. Frog Pond Publishing is a subsidiary of Coffee Creek Media Group. It publishes children’s books, as well as books for adults and teenagers. Visit both on the web at

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