In the United States, American football has more fans than any other sport. Why is the NFL so popular? Who are the players that have carried this storied league to the biggest stage in America? These questions and many more are answered in detail in Football's Greatest Stars. Author Allan Maki includes fascinating profiles of the 50 greatest and most exciting players in the history of professional football. They're all here: from the pioneers of the game to the current stars to the legends headed to the Hall of Fame. Exciting photographs show these past and present superstars in action, and 32 franchise profiles chart the league's rise to the top of professional sports. Some of the stars new to this edition are: Jared Allen; Drew Brees; Larry Fitzgerald; Antonio Gates; Robert Griffin III; Rob Gronkowski; Andre Johnson; Calvin Johnson; Maurice Jones-Drew; Haloti Nagata; Cam Newton; Aaron Rodgers; Adrian Peterson; Troy Polamalu; Darrelle Revis; Ray Rice; Justin Smith; Terrell Suggs; Joe Thomas; DeMarcus Ware; Patrick Willis. Allan Maki also examines the sport in three insightful essays: one on the National Football League's spectacular rise to prominence, another on the leading men and defining moments that have shaped the league and a third on the sport's legends-to-be. Football's Greatest Stars is a superb book for every fan and a compelling history of a great game.