The Estate, Atlanta



BEHIND THE MASK BOOK + EXCLUSIVE footage of the making of Behind the Mask. This book offers insightful depth into the lives of some of the greatest NFL linebackers of all time. It showcases unique, intimate images and original, never before published content. You will see photographs taken by Takeo, and personal interviews with legends such as Mike Singletary, Derrick Brooks, and the late Chuck Bednarik, which was his last interview. You will also get access to never before seen footage of Takeo talking about his purpose for creating Behind the Mask (Movement). Allow him to take you on a journey of utter inspiration as you enter the homes and lives of these great men!



If who you are is what you have and what you have is taken from you, WHO ARE YOU? - Takeo Spikes

Life will always throw you bad passes, but how you react to them is what defines your character. Wisdom and greatness come from these times. When my final season in the NFL was coming to a close, I had to redefine who I was. A dear friend helped me open my eyes and realize my purpose. That is when the world opened up to me. Behind the Mask is more than a book; it is an inspiring message of perseverance. What makes you great? How can you push yourself to the limits to achieve your purpose? What will be your legacy? 

For me, Behind the Mask Movement is a state of mind. It is the defining moment in one's life where you make a commitment to be more, give more and pursue the passions within. I want to make you think, redefine yourself and truly achieve greatness. Build up those around you. Allow others to see you for who you truly are, not who they perceive you to be.

Take off the protective layer to expose the real you. Walk in your purpose. Lead by example. Ignite the fire and inspire greatness in those around you.