Twelve Mighty Orphans: The Inspiring True Story of the Mighty Mites Who Ruled Texas Football

Looking for an inspiring story of human courage and determination? Look no further than Twelve Mighty Orphans: The Inspiring True Story of the Mighty Mites Who Ruled Texas Football. This incredible book tells the true story of a group of brave orphans who overcame all odds to become a force to be reckoned with on the football field. Jim Dent, author of the New York Times bestselling The Junction Boys, does an amazing job of bringing this remarkable story to life. You’ll be rooting for these courageous young men every step of the way!

Editorial Reviews


“Dent builds a sense of drama and immediacy … This is Seabiscuit for football fans, sure to attract narrative nonfiction fans who like to mix sports, inspiration, and popular history.” ―Booklist

“The Mites’ story is inspiring.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“Incredible story…Dent’s strength is his play-by-play accounts of key games.” ―Publishers Weekly

“This just might be the best sports book ever written. Jim Dent has crafted a story that will go down as one of the most artistic, one of the most unforgettable, and one of the most inspirational ever. Twelve Mighty Orphans will challenge Hoosiers as the feel-good sports story of our lifetime. Naturally, being from Texas, I am biased. Hooray for the Mighty Mites.”
―Verne Lundquist, CBS Sports

“Coach Rusty Russell and the Mighty Mites will steal your heart as they overcome every obstacle imaginable to become a respected football team. Take an orphanage, the Depression, and mix it with Texas high school football, and Jim Dent has authored another winner, this one about the ultimate underdog.”
―Brent Musburger, ABC Sports/ESPN

“Read this book. You will think it’s fiction. You will think it’s a Hollywood script. But Twelve Mighty Orphans is the truth, and nothing but.”
― Randy Galloway, columnist, Fort-Worth Star Telegram

About the Author

Jim Dent, a longtime award-winning journalist who covered the Dallas Cowboys for eleven years in Fort Worth and Dallas, including a stint at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, has written several books, including The Junction Boys, the New York Times bestseller that was the basis for an ESPN movie and remains a fan favorite, as well as Twelve Mighty Orphans, adapted to film in 2021 starring Luke Wilson. Dent lives in Texas.
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