About Tom Benjey
Tom has been researching and writing about topics related to the Carlisle Indian School football program for over a decade but doesn’t remember exactly when he started. This blog will be four years old soon. His first book, published in 2006, was Keep A-goin’: the life of Lone Star Dietz. That was followed in 2008 by Doctors, Lawyers, Indian Chiefs, the biographies of 50 Carlisle stars. Those books were followed by state-specific titles that allowed the inclusion of more players. Oklahoma’s Carlisle Indian School Immortals (2009) and Wisconsin’s Carlisle Indian School Immortals (2010) are the first two volumes of the Native American Sports Heroes Series. In addition to writing books about Carlisle Indian School football players, he is an occasional contributor to Coffin Corner, journal of the Professional Football Researchers Association, and the journal of the College Football Historical Society. His “Birth of Modern Football” won the PFRA’s 2006 Writing Awards First Place for an Original Article Written for the Coffin Corner and Focusing on Pre-1960 Pro Football.
Dr. Benjey’s current project is a biography of the Craighead Naturalists. That work was interrupted in 2011 for medical reasons but is now restarted. The interruption spawned Prostate Cancer and the Veteran, an introductory guide to the disease, treatment options, and dealing with the Veterans Administration.
More information about his books can be found at www.Tuxedo-Press.com. Information about Lone Star Dietz is at www.LoneStarDietz.com. Trailers for all Benjey’s books can be viewed at www.YouTube.com/TomBenjey. He can be reached at Tom@Tuxedo-Press.com.