Brackett to appear at Black Dog Books


Former Indianapolis Colts standout Gary Brackett will make an appearance in Zionsville on Saturday.


Brackett, a member of the Super Bowl XLI champion Colts, will sign his new book,“Winning,”from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Black Dog Books, 115 S. Main St.

“It’s a great book and it stands on its own,” said Donna Monday, owner of Black Dog Books. “I know Gary was cut from the Colts, but that won’t be a problem. He has a strong following.”

Brackett, released by Indianapolis on March 9 as a salary cap casualty amid massive roster upheaval, was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2003. First becoming a starter at linebacker in 2005, the Glassboro, N.J., native recorded more than 100 tackles in a season three times during his stint with Indianapolis.

Brackett’s football success, which also saw him become a defensive Most Valuable Player at Rutgers University after entering the program as a walk-on, is in stark contrast to his personal losses. In the span of 16 months, beginning in 2003, Brackett lost his father, mother and brother.

“Winning”details the odds and tragedies Brackett, who started the Gary Brackett IMPACT Foundation in 2007, has overcome to succeed. Released on Dec. 13, the book’s foreword is written by former Colts head coach, Tony Dungy.

“It’s one of the most motivating books you’ll ever read,” Monday said.


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