Gift for Ron

Friendship and Sacrifice On and Off the Gridiron


Book Description

A Brian's Song for a new generation … the moving story of a rare friendship between two pro football stars.

About Walls, Everson

Everson Walls is a four-time Pro Bowl NFL cornerback who played thirteen seasons and recorded fifty-seven interceptions, the tenth most in NFL history. He played his first nine seasons with the Dallas Cowboys before joining the New York Giants in 1990 and starring on its Super Bowl–winning team. He retired in 1993 with the Cleveland Browns and returned to his hometown. Walls is the cofounder of the Ron Springs and Everson Walls Gift for Life Foundation (, which educates the public on the dangers of kidney disease and the need for organ donation.
Kevin B. Blackistone is a national columnist for AOL Sports' FanHouse (, a regular panelist on ESPN's Around the Horn, and the Shirley Povich Chair in Sports Journalism at the University of Maryland. A former award-winning sports columnist for the Dallas Morning News, he has covered sports across the United States and around the world.