The Unsuccessful Champion

Finding True Victory in the Midst of Adversity

by Demario Davis, With Becky York & Foreword by Benjamin Watson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/4/2019

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 174
ISBN : 9781973676027
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 174
ISBN : 9781973676041
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 174
ISBN : 9781973676034

About the Book

Having grown up in an impoverished environment, Demario Davis found himself leading a life filled with drugs, alcohol, violence, and eventually, jail. With the odds against him at every turn, he continued to pursue his dream of making a name for himself in the NFL. But when given a divine warning that he was dangerously close to hitting his final strike, he began searching for something greater. Journey with him as he shares his story of finding what it means to become a true champion in the midst of what the world may deem defeat.

“If you’ve ever had the chance to meet Demario, you will truly understand the common phrase ‘force of nature.’ This title is normally reserved for athletes who are so powerful and agile that it’s overwhelming; you can’t stop it. Demario is like that on the field, but his joy, character, and passion for life might be his most powerful attributes. This book reminds us all that there’s something greater we live for. This might not always show up on a scoreboard or in a bank account, but our wins and losses do not have to define us. God’s call on our lives is the most important. Demario’s life is evidence of this exact thing. This book will be a blessing to anybody who is trying to make a difference in this world. I highly recommend it.”
Carl Lentz,
lead pastor of Hillsong East Coast

“Demario’s story is one that will inspire, encourage, and challenge anyone who reads it. This book is a powerful story from an incredible man, whose faith in God will impact generations to come.”
Drew Brees,
New Orleans Saints quarterback

“It speaks volumes when people who have money, power, and influence take time out of their busy lives to focus on the things that matter most. I’m looking forward to seeing what Demario creates off the field through his new book and the insights he’s found through his journey.”
Andy Mineo,

About the Author

NFL linebacker and philanthropist
Demario Davis currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife, Tamela and their four children. Born in Mississippi and raised by his single mom and grandmother, Demario has beaten the odds placed against him and made a name for himself as one of the top linebackers in the league. But greater than any title he could earn on the football field is the one he holds as a child of God. Demario devotes his life to making, not his name, but the name of Jesus Christ known.
With a passion to inspire the next generation of leaders, Demario, along with his wife, Tamela, have founded a non-profit called Devoted Dreamers, to equip young people with the tools and resources to reach their full potential spiritually, mentally, and physically. In addition to his role as a speaker and mentor to the youth, Demario often speaks to churches, schools, and other groups to share his story and the message of the Gospel.