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Rocky Bleier

Rocky Bleier

Keynote Speaker: Former NFL Football Player, Wounded Vietnam Veteran & Purple Heart Recipient

Rocky Bleier Biography

Just as Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rocky Bleier was about to wrap up his rookie season in 1968, a teammate called him over to the table the team reserved for fan mail. The former Notre Dame standout was surprised. He was not a high NFL draft pick or a well-known player and, in a few months with the team, had yet to receive any letters of support. When he opened the envelope, though, he realized that was still the case: In his hand was a notification that he had been drafted by the U.S. Army, which was immersed in the Vietnam War. He was due to report the next day. In combat the next year, he suffered grisly injuries that would reshape his life, but improbably, not nudge him off course.

The football player turned soldier turned injured veteran fought his way back to a professional football career that spanned more than a decade. In turn, he has used that story to inspire countless others not to yield in the most difficult circumstances, and he has donated time and energy to helping veterans like him reacclimate to the jarringly different lives they faced when they returned home.

Bleier is a member of the Congressional Committee for the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War and the Purple Heart Foundation. He is an active board member of the Warriors to Citizens Foundation which is devoted to helping soldiers, police, fire, EMTs and their families recover from the psychological harm caused by career induced stress. Bleier also serves on the board of The National Flag Foundation that was founded to honor and respect our nation’s greatest symbol, the Flag of the United States of America. Bleier started the Rocky Bleier Golf Tournament to support Veterans Village in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Bleier was born in Appleton, Wisconsin and currently lives in Pittsburgh, PA, with his wife Jan.

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Rocky Bleier Speaking Topics

Fighting Back

Be the Best You Can Be

Rocky Bleier motivates audiences to keep on striving for greater accomplishments. His dynamic style is coupled with real-life stories that are told from a first person perspective. Those stories about his fabled comeback from Vietnam injuries to Super Bowl star are utterly inspiring for their courage and determination. He brings it together with a warm, self-reflective humor that audiences really relate to.

Rocky Bleier Videos

Rocky Bleier speaks at Mt. Lebanon Memorial Day ceremony
Beyond Speaking Podcast with Rocky Bleier
2020 NCAA Inspiration Award recipient Rocky Bleier

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How much does it cost to book Rocky Bleier for a speaking engagement?

Speaking fees for Rocky Bleier, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Rocky Bleier are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and Below $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Rocky Bleier, click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.

What topics does Rocky Bleier speak about?

Rocky Bleier is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Football, Faith & Religion, Business, Inspirational, Sports Motivation, Change Management, Peak Performance, Personal Growth, Military, Diversity, Athlete, Human Resources, Teamwork & Teambuilding, Disability, Security & Defense, Storytelling, Business Leadership, Motivational, Overcoming Adversity, College, Sports, Finance, Veteran, Leadership, Fitness, Political, Sports Coaching and Health.

Where does Rocky Bleier travel from?

Rocky Bleier generally travels from Pittsburgh, PA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

Who is the agent for Rocky Bleier?

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Rocky Bleier is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Football, Faith & Religion and Business. The estimated speaking fee range to book Rocky Bleier for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Rocky Bleier generally travels from Pittsburgh, PA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Rudy Ruettiger, Jim Morris and Shawn Harper. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rocky Bleier for an upcoming event.

Rocky Bleier Speaking Topics

  • Fighting Back

  • Be the Best You Can Be

    Rocky Bleier motivates audiences to keep on striving for greater accomplishments. His dynamic style is coupled with real-life stories that are told from a first person perspective. Those stories about his fabled comeback from Vietnam injuries to Super Bowl star are utterly inspiring for their courage and determination. He brings it together with a warm, self-reflective humor that audiences really relate to.

Rocky Bleier Videos

Rocky Bleier speaks at Mt. Lebanon Memorial Day ceremony
Beyond Speaking Podcast with Rocky Bleier
2020 NCAA Inspiration Award recipient Rocky Bleier
Steelers legend Rocky Bleier returns to Vietnam
Rocky Bleier on Being Your Best

Rocky Bleier Reviews

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lewis Clark Valley - Apr 29 2024

  • The Chesapeake Sports Club - Apr 06 2024

  • Fantastic Job and Fantastic presence.
    HTLF Bank - Nov 14 2023

  • Very pleased with Rocky and would highly recommend for any group or event!
    City of Morrow - Nov 13 2023

  • Great experience from start to finish!
    Comcast - Nov 01 2023

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