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Conner Dixon knew football—he could throw a perfect spiral as the game clock was ticking down to nothing and his team was behind by seven. Conner knew how to save a life—he could intubate a trauma victim faster than any paramedic in the city. In a burning building. With gunfire overhead. And a tornado bearing down on the city.
But there was something Conner knew even better than football or being a paramedic.
And that was women.
That’s from my upcoming release Up By Five out April 8th.
Conner Dixon is one of my hot paramedics who plays football for the Omaha Hawks amateur football team. In fact, he’s the quarterback. That means he’s a leader on and off the field with his friends. The guys respect him and listen to him … well, okay—there are two places the guys follow Conner’s lead: at the scene of an accident and on the football field. Other than that, they do what they want. Like when Conner told them they couldn’t date his sisters. Now all four of his little sisters are involved with his four best friends.
But Conner knows football and is always happy to try to recruit some more fans! Especially female fans ☺
Here is Conner’s list of reasons women love football (and football players) and may not even know it—and a little tutorial while we’re at it:
1. We have tight ends.
Sure a tight end is a guy on offense— a cross between a wide receiver and an offensive lineman. They are frequently called on to block, especially on running plays. But, they are also eligible receivers so may also catch passes—but I’ve been told that our time in the weight room doing squats and the fitted pants we wear aren’t a bad combination.
2. We take it hard up the middle
Okay this actually refers to running the ball up the middle of the field through the defenders but we’re your guys when you want it hard and fast.
3. Every inch counts
Football is a game of inches. One inch in the right direction can keep a play alive or can even add to the scoreboard. Can you girls think of any other time that an inch or so in the right direction can be a good thing? ;)
4. We’re always going for the sack
As a quarterback the sack on the field—when the defenders get to me before I throw the ball—is a bad thing. But these guys are goal oriented. If you’re the goal—sack or not—they’re not going to rest until they’re done.
5. We can go for three hours. Easy.
The game clock will tell you we play four fifteen minute quarters but everyone knows that even the fastest game takes well over an hour. We’re in it for the long haul—don’t worry, we hydrate and stretch before we start ;)
You can read more about the Omaha Hawks in all five of the Counting on Love books.
She’s the One- Ryan Kaye, wide receiver, #81
It Takes Two-Shane Kelley, offensive lineman, #63
Best of Three- Nate Sullivan, defensive back, #18
Going for Four- Cody Madsen, running back, #25
Up By Five- Conner Dixon, quarterback, #7
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