A special thank you to
everyone who contributed
their memories, pictures and
stories to this book.
I appreciate your efforts, time,
generosity – and most
importantly – your friendship.
– Desmond Howard
FO RE W A RD
BY GREG HARDE N
The Summer of 1989 was hot and humid. Too hot to be inside an indoor track facility constructed of metal walls and a
rubberized floor, and with 1,400 football campers between the ages of 14- to 18-years-old. But there we were, Desmond
Howard, myself and another Michigan football player following my 45-minute lecture on the identification and elimination
of “Self-Defeating Attitudes & Behaviors”.
I was mentally tired and physically exhausted that day, with one mission and one mission only – to go home and recover.
But ‘the best-laid plans of mice and men’ are forever altered by the God of necessity. My life was about to change and
A special thank you to everyone who contributed t
FO RE W A RD BY GREG HARDE N The Summe
Desmond with Greg Harden (L) and former Michigan
THE LEGEND OF DESMOND HOWARD
THE MAGIC BEGINS PAGE 8 Gro
THE MAGIC BEGINS Growing Up in Cleveland, Howard
THE LEGEND OF DESMOND HOWARD From the start,
“Growing up in Cleveland was great. It was tradit
“We used to almost reconstruct bikes because we w
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