“Stay In the Game: Jared Veldheer’s Journey To the NFL”: Press Release

Jared Veldheer is one of the top left tackles in the National Football League but very little of his path to the Arizona Cardinals is what you might expect.

“Stay in the Game” follows Jared’s journey of being a brainy, over-sized kid who often found it hard to fit in to an athlete discovering his many talents. It didn’t “just happen” though and without a core set of principles in his life, it never would have. Sometimes the best thing you can do is “Stay in the Game.”

Of special interest to Hillsdale College Football fans is the detailed re-telling of how Jared helped lead the Charger Football program go from struggling to put together a winning season to some of its most monumental moments in program history.

It took author Andy Losik and Jared’s parents nearly five years to complete, but “Stay in the Game” is now available in paperback and eBook.

The book targets older kids and the casual football fan but the hardcore pigskin geek will have plenty of material as it also details a lot of the recruiting process, training for the NFL Combine and Draft, as well as some of the inner workings of how the League and teams operate.

We've updated our cover and made some minor inner revisions for version 1.1. (Photo by Bruce Yeung)


Buy at Lulu.com in Paperback: $11.99 – eBook $4.99



Download for your iPad and iPhone – $4.99


Download from Amazon for Kindle and Kindle App – $4.99


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At Age 9 Jared weighed 104 pounds

At Age 9 Jared weighed 104 pounds


First year of football, fourth grade

Chargerblue.com founder Andy Losik and daughter Kasey with Jared

Chargerblue.com founder Andy Losik and daughter Kasey with Jared

Jared snacks on a Findlay Oiler at Homecoming 2008

Jared snacks on a Findlay Oiler at Homecoming 2008


Andy Losik is a Hillsdale College football historian and founder of Chargerblue.com, the longest running NCAA Division II football fan site on the Internet. A former Charger linebacker and 1994 graduate Andy has followed Jared’s career from the signing of his letter intent to play at Hillsdale through his being named an offensive captain this season by the Arizona Cardinals. Losik is a teacher by day whose innovation in the field of educational technology has earned him Michigan tech teacher of the year and recognition from Apple, Google, Sony, and Discovery Communications. First and foremost Andy is a husband and dad who enjoys spending time with his family at their country home near Lake Michigan. Contact him at mrlosik@gmail.com.