Rocky Fletcher is the wide receiver for the Pythons. But, ever since his best friend and teammate, Bobby, broke his leg, his coaches want him to learn the safety position, too. The only other player available is Jared, who doesn’t even seem to like football. Yet as time goes on, it’s Jared who excels at the position because, thanks to Bobby, Rocky keeps missing practices! Is Bobby purposely keeping Rocky from practice? And why is Jared playing a sport he dislikes?

This story of competition, loyalty, and friendship is combined with all of the action and exhilaration of football.