Former LSU and NFL wide receiver Michael Clayton is set to begin his publicity tour for his first self-published book Chasing My Rookie Year: The Michael Clayton Story, an autobiography and inspirational memoir of success on and off the field, in his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Clayton will host a book signing after guest speaking at the Blue Cross Blue Shield's annual Martin Luther King Day celebration on Thursday January 16. He has also finalizing details for a highly publicized book signing at the LSU Barnes & Noble on Friday, January 17 from 5 to 7pm.
Clayton will then travel to New York where he will participate and make several appearances at a number of pre Super Bowl events, hold a private press book reading, and appear on morning news shows and radio stations.
Additional book signings in Tampa, Florida in February will be announced later.
Chasing My Rookie Year is currently available on Amazon.com. Autographed and general copies can also be purchased through Clayton's official website.
Clayton is one of the most celebrated athletes to ever play football at LSU. His three consecutive years as an LSU Tiger led to 2 SEC championships and a BCS title.
Clayton was a first round pick, 15th overall, in the 2004 NFL Draft for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After a stellar rookie year, Clayton never achieved that level of success again in the years following. After six years with the Tampa Bucs, Clayton signed with the NY Giants in 2010, and became part of a Super Bowl champion team in 2012.
Since announcing his retirement in 2013, Clayton has been actively working as a sports analyst for the Big Ten Networks and the CBS affiliate in Tampa. Clayton has also worked as a motivational speaker for several non-profits and corporations.
In addition to releasing two wide receiver youth training videos through PlaySports TV and School Of The Legends, he completed the NFL's Broadcast Boot-Camp program where he was selected as an analyst for the NFL International Games.
Clayton began writing Chasing My Rookie Year in 2012 with the inspiration to give fans a first-hand look into the importance of goals beyond the football field.
Clayton says Chasing My Rookie Year is not a quest for glory, but a quest for life's purpose.
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