Personalized Signed Copy of “In Spite of the Odds”


“Richie’s story and book lit a fire within me. His drive, passion, and relentless will to succeed was reminiscent of my time at Notre Dame. At 5’7” and 155 pounds, Richie overcame the obstacles and the naysayers to earn a full SEC scholarship and a place in Ole Miss tradition.” ~ Rudy Ruettiger

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Standing at a stellar 5’7″ and weighing in at a hefty 150 pounds, you wouldn’t think Richie would be much of a football player. Instead, he looks more like a chess player.

In Spite of the Odds is a motivational book for young adults that chronicles the journey of Richie Contartesi who earned a full Division I college football scholarship to the University of Mississippi “Ole Miss”. Richie wasn’t the biggest, fastest, or most talented receiver on the team but he possessed a never give up attitude helping him achieve his dreams. Richie’s heart, passion, tenacity, and love for the game inspired his play and caught the eye of coaches and fans.

In Spite of the Odds is an inspirational sports story of hope, determination, and success that will fuel your inner desire to be the best you can be and defy the naysayers and odds to achieve anything. This heart-warming football biography is about a small town kid who dreamt BIG and played even BIGGER.

Richie achieved his dreams and so can you!

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Weight0.283495 kg
Dimensions8 × 5.5 × .5 cm

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