For The Love of the Game is Nick Cutro's humorous account of the years he spent as a player, coach, and professional evaluator of American football talent. His maverick career includes decades of work analyzing over three thousand athletes for both college and the professional ranks. The NFL's New York Jets relied on his keen insights as a scout between 1964-1968. During that time, the New York Jets managed to assemble eugh talent to win the Super Bowl under the direction of quarterback Joe Namath. Cutro kws football inside and out. He was signed by the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles but an injury forced him to retire. As a star high school and college player he set several records, and his love of the game, youthful heart, and unique style or relating to young players made him an outstanding coach. Hank Stram, the legendary NFL head coach, said that coaching involved finding talent, evaluating talent, and motivating talent. Cutro is a master at all three. For The Love of the Game is a special book about the game of football. The book is a funny collection of memories and stories, mostly focused on author's experiences playing, coaching, and scouting. Few men kw and love the game as well or as much as Cutro. His nfiction memoir is for all football fans, but especially for those who might remember how things used to be back in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. Cutro's savvy and funny memoir goes the extra yard.
A native of Bayonne, New Jersey, Nick Cutro was an All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference running and defensive back. He led his college championship team in rushing, and still holds the schools record for most yards per carry at 13.2. Cutro was ranked eleventh in the nation in rushing, and earned honorable mention All-American honors. Following graduation, he was invited to the Philadelphia Eagles camp as a free agent but suffered an injury and was released. He was later named the head coach at Bayonne High School, and then at St. Mary's High School in Rutherford, New Jersey. His 1960 team went 8-0-1 and won the New Jersey state championship. His 1961 team repeated as state champions. Cutro was a scout for the New York Jets of the NFL from 1964 to 1969. He was assistant head coach for the Philadelphia Bell of the World Football League from 1974 to 1975. Cutro later raised thoroughbred horses, and lives with his wife Caroline in Lake George, New York, and Key Largo, Florida.