Champions of Faith:

Catholic Sports Heroes Tell Their Stories

Thomas O’Toole ’81, Sheed & Ward

Lou Holtz, Father John Smyth, Rudy Ruettiger ’76, Bobby Allison, Tara Lipinski and Sammy Sosa are among the14 Catholic sports heroes who share their stories of struggle, belief, doubt and triumph.

The author spent two years interviewing the athletes, and discovered that many do take their status as role models seriously.