New book tells the inspiring story of Auburn University’s most unforgettable football team –then and now

Jeff Miller announcing the release of ‘Teammates for Life’

DESOTO, Texas, November 22, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Jeff Miller announces his return to the publishing scene with the release of “Teammates for Life: The Inspiring Story of Auburn University The Incredible, Unforgettable and Utterly Amazin 1972 Football Team, Then and Now” (published by Archway Publishing). Auburn University the underrated 1972 Auburn Tigers football team that came together to upset the undefeated Alabama Crimson Tide in two shutouts and have been supporting each other ever since.

The Tigers were projected to fall into the bottom half of the Southeastern Conference standings after losing a quarterback Pat Sullivan1971 Heisman Trophy winner, and all-American catcher Terry Beasley. Going into their opener, they had just five offensive plays. However, Auburn proved its critics wrong all year, capping off an incredible season with a vicious upset. Alabama, returning two punts for touchdowns in the game’s closing minutes. Instead of finishing sixth in the SEC, the team finished fifth – in the nation!

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The Amazin’s, as they were nicknamed, won thanks to the bonds they formed during hard winter work and two-day practices in August under the unforgiving order. Alabama sun Fifty years later, the Amazins still find strength in each other, facing new challenges as teammates for life.

“This book will appeal to anyone who likes a good underdog story. But the book continues years later to show how committed these 1972 Tigers were to each other long after they played their last football game,” Miller says. “I hope will be enjoyed by Auburn football fans and sports fans in general—and even Alabama fans can appreciate – the 1972 Tiger story, for what they achieved against the odds on the football field back then and what they have meant to each other and done for each other since then.” For more information about the book, visit

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“Partners for Life: The Inspirational Story of Auburn University The Unbelievable, Unforgettable and Utterly Amazin’ 1972 Football Team, Then and Now”
By being Jeff Miller
Hardcover | 6 x 9 inches | 450 pages | ISBN 9781665729017
Soft cover | 6 x 9 inches | 450 pages | ISBN 9781665729000
E-book | 450 pages | ISBN 9781665729024
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Jeff Miller the Auburn University graduate who has written about college football for publications in Alabama, Florida and Texas. His work has also been published by, and he was a contributing editor for The Athletic and Among his seven previous books is an oral history of the American Football League in the 1960s (“Going Long”), the little-known story of the racial integration of major college football in Texas (“Game Changers”) and an inside look at West Point’s eight seniors from the winless 2003 football team that then went to war (“Football Fields and Battlefields”).

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Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly eighty years of publishing experience, has joined forces with Author Solutions, LLC, the worldwide leader in self-publishing, to form Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kinds, Archway Publishing offers a unique approach to help every author reach their desired audience. For more information, visit or call 844-669-3957.

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