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Walk On

From Pee Wee Dropout to the NFL Sidelines - My Unlikely Story of Football, Purpose, and Following an Amazing God
Narrated by: Scott Pollak
Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins

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In this true, compelling account of perseverance and hope from Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll's assistant, a young journalist walks on to a top-ranked USC football team and, guided by his faith, shares God's love, launching him on an unexpected journey with an amazing outcome.

Had anyone told Ben Malcolmson that he'd someday be a wide receiver on the national champion USC football team - after not playing football since an unfortunate fifth-grade Pop Warner experience - he would have called them crazy. As a reporter for The Daily Trojan, in the spirit of George Plimpton, he participated in walk-on tryouts for the team and was dumbfounded to find himself listed on the roster. His position on the team never amounted to much in a game-time contribution, but Ben felt strongly that his faith was inextricably linked to his purpose.

He felt called to anonymously place Bibles in each USC teammate locker on Christmas Eve - to resounding indifference and rejection from his friends. It wasn't until three years later, when his role at USC had led to a role with Coach Pete Carroll at the Seahawks organization, that an old friend connected with Ben and told him that one of the Bibles had captivated the heart of a teammate in the three days before his death.

With a humble spirit dedicated to consistent acts of discipleship, Ben Malcolmson is an authentic voice for the power of simple obedience and trust, for what can happen when a believer allows God to work in a life. Walk On is the result of God using his faithful people to work in the lives of others.

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  • Jordan Zepernick
  • 29-08-2020

Gripping Story, Great Friend

Ben’s story is fascinating. The first time I heard it was from Ben himself around a campfire at my mentor’s house late in my college career. All my buddies and I were floored as he shared how his story came full circle. It was one of the most memorable stories I have ever heard and has stuck with me for the last 6 years. Ben handed out a beautifully laminated sheet to all of us that day that stayed the characteristics of God that we posses backed by verses of the Bible. I’ll be forever grateful for his friendship. The amount of detail that Ben shares in this book makes it a fun listen! You’ll get to hear about his Bob Goff-like perseverance that allowed him to get opportunities that not everybody would be awarded. It’s inspiring. His life is a true reflection of the love of Christ in his heart and he visibly lives it out with his friends and Young Life dudes. I’m proud of Ben and the steps he’s taken to share his journey with anybody and everybody, no matter if he knows you or has just met you five minutes before.

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  • Joy Davis
  • 26-08-2019

Great story

Loved the true story of Ben's faith in God even when things didn't work out the way he thought they would.

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  • Andrea Kornblue
  • 16-04-2019

Great book

A great book about an amazing sports phenomenon. A great true story. I found it kind blowing