Travis Roy, the Boston University player paralyzed on the first shift of his first collegiate game, has officially released his autobiography, Eleven Seconds.
“The book is finally my chance to tell my story,” said Roy prior to a reading before a packed house of several hundred students at Boston University’s George Sherman Union. The book was written with the help of E.M. Swift of Sports Illustrated.
Roy wanted to tell his story because of concerns that the media had not quite managed to capture who he is.
“They make me someone I’m not,” he said. “I’m just a regular kid…or maybe I’m a little special, but the person I am wasn’t born from that accident.”
Eleven Seconds, published by Warner Books, retails for $20.00.
USCHO Hockey East reporter Scott Weighart contributed this report.