Published at Last!

I’ve worn many hats over the years — Dallas Cowboy, San Diego Charger, businessman, servant leader — and now I can add author to the list! I hope you enjoy The Pettis Norman Story: A Journey through the Cotton Fields, to the Super Bowl, and into Servant Leadership. I promise it’s full of never-before-told stories, plenty of iconic photos, and messages straight from the heart (and boardroom)! I describe it as a full-circle autobiography, starting from my childhood and spanning 82 years of life, and then paying tribute to my ancestors.


Each chapter chronicles the stages in life, including elementary through high school, the big, serendipitous scholarship to Johnson C. Smith University, my recruitment into the Dallas Cowboys in 1962, and my retirement from the NFL as a San Diego Charger. Then began my entrepreneurial journey as a restaurant franchisee and founder of PNI INdustries. As I segued full-time into business, I also had fun with some side gigs, including being an announcer for the World Football League (WFL)!

So many stories! Order a copy today and let me know what you think!