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Rocky Bleier

5 out of 5

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

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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.

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.

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Don't Fumble Your Retirement: New Money Lessons Learned By Four-Time Super Bowl Champion Rocky Bleier

Don't Fumble Your Retirement: New Money Lessons Learned By Four-Time Super Bowl Champion Rocky Bleier

Fighting Back

Fighting Back

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Rocky Bleier?

    Booking fees for Rocky Bleier, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rocky Bleier, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Rocky Bleier?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rocky Bleier for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rocky Bleier for your next private or corporate function.
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Rocky Bleier

5 out of 5

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

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Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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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.

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

  • Beyond Speaking Podcast with Rocky Bleier
    4x Super Bowl Champion and Vietnam veteran recalls his favorite Superbowl moment, his battle to get back on the field after being wounded in Vietnam,...
  • 2020 NCAA Inspiration Award recipient Rocky Bleier
    Inspiration Award winner Rocky Bleier, a former football player and business management graduate from the University of Notre Dame, overcame a severe...
  • Steelers legend Rocky Bleier returns to Vietnam
    "The Return" features Tom Rinaldi and Pittsburgh Steelers legend Rocky Bleier as he makes an emotional return to Vietnam for the first time after...

Rocky Bleier Books

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FAQs on booking Rocky Bleier

  • How to book Rocky Bleier?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rocky Bleier for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Rocky Bleier, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rocky Bleier or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Rocky Bleier?

    Booking fees for Rocky Bleier, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rocky Bleier, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Rocky Bleier?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rocky Bleier for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rocky Bleier for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rocky Bleier or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rocky Bleier or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Rocky Bleier is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Fighting Back and Be the Best You Can Be. The estimated speaking fee range to book Rocky Bleier for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. 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, J.R. Martinez, Shawn Harper and Jason Redman. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rocky Bleier for an upcoming live or virtual 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 Speaker Videos

  • Beyond Speaking Podcast with Rocky Bleier
    4x Super Bowl Champion and Vietnam veteran recalls his favorite Superbowl moment, his battle to get back on the field after being wounded in Vietnam, and of course, his pick for Super Bowl 55.
    2020 NCAA Inspiration Award recipient Rocky Bleier
    Inspiration Award winner Rocky Bleier, a former football player and business management graduate from the University of Notre Dame, overcame a severe leg injury fighting in the Vietnam War to become...
  • Steelers legend Rocky Bleier returns to Vietnam
    "The Return" features Tom Rinaldi and Pittsburgh Steelers legend Rocky Bleier as he makes an emotional return to Vietnam for the first time after being wounded in battle.
    Rocky Bleier on Being Your Best
    After being drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1968, Rocky Bleier was drafted by the U.S. Army to fight in Vietnam. Told he would never walk again after receiving severe wounds, he bravely...

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