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Rocky Bleier

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

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 Rocky Bleier Biography

Rocky Bleier is an American former professional American football player. He was a National Football League (NFL) halfback for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1968 and from 1971 to 1980. He is also a Vietnam War veteran.

After his rookie season with the Steelers, Bleier was drafted into the U.S. Army in December 1968. He volunteered for duty in South Vietnam and shipped out for Vietnam in May 1969. On August 20, Bleier was wounded in the thigh by an enemy rifle bullet when his platoon was ambushed in a rice paddy. While he was down, an enemy grenade landed nearby after bouncing off a fellow soldier, sending shrapnel into his lower right leg. He lost part of his right foot in the blast as well. He was later awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

He was told that he would never play football again, but when he was discharged from the military in 1970, he rejoined the Steelers. He had to play on special teams for seasons, but in 1974 he made the Steelers' starting lineup. Bleier played in the first four Steeler Super Bowl victories, and caught the touchdown pass from Terry Bradshaw that gave Pittsburgh a lead it would never surrender in Super Bowl XIII. He also recovered Dallas's onside kick in the closing seconds, sealing the Steelers' victory.

Bleier retired after the 1980 season with 3,865 rushing yards, 136 receptions for 1,294 yards, and 25 touchdowns. At the time of his retirement, he was the Steelers' fourth all-time leading rusher.

Bleier has become an author and speaker on retirement and financial management. He has authored the book Don't fumble your retirement and is the co-host of a weekly radio show The Rock on Retirement on Pittsburgh radio station 104.7 FM WPGB.

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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

Speaking Topics

  • 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.

  • Fighting Back

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rocky Bleier for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 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. 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 according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker 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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    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.

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Rocky Bleier

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

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Rocky Bleier Biography

Rocky Bleier is an American former professional American football player. He was a National Football League (NFL) halfback for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1968 and from 1971 to 1980. He is also a Vietnam War veteran.

After his rookie season with the Steelers, Bleier was drafted into the U.S. Army in December 1968. He volunteered for duty in South Vietnam and shipped out for Vietnam in May 1969. On August 20, Bleier was wounded in the thigh by an enemy rifle bullet when his platoon was ambushed in a rice paddy. While he was down, an enemy grenade landed nearby after bouncing off a fellow soldier, sending shrapnel into his lower right leg. He lost part of his right foot in the blast as well. He was later awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

He was told that he would never play football again, but when he was discharged from the military in 1970, he rejoined the Steelers. He had to play on special teams for seasons, but in 1974 he made the Steelers' starting lineup. Bleier played in the first four Steeler Super Bowl victories, and caught the touchdown pass from Terry Bradshaw that gave Pittsburgh a lead it would never surrender in Super Bowl XIII. He also recovered Dallas's onside kick in the closing seconds, sealing the Steelers' victory.

Bleier retired after the 1980 season with 3,865 rushing yards, 136 receptions for 1,294 yards, and 25 touchdowns. At the time of his retirement, he was the Steelers' fourth all-time leading rusher.

Bleier has become an author and speaker on retirement and financial management. He has authored the book Don't fumble your retirement and is the co-host of a weekly radio show The Rock on Retirement on Pittsburgh radio station 104.7 FM WPGB.

Rocky Bleier Videos

  • Rocky Bleier on Being Your Best - YouTube
    Jan 17, 2014 ... 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...
  • 2012 ICAS Convention Keynote Presentation by Rocky Bleier ...
    Mar 21, 2013 ... Speaking to a crowd of more than 1200 ICAS Convention delegates, former Pittsburgh Steelers running back, and wounded Vietnam...
  • Rocky Bleier, Be YOUR Best

Rocky Bleier Books

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Rocky Bleier Speaking Topics

  • 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.

  • Fighting Back

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 speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 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. 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 according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker 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.
  • 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 . 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 Vince Papale, Pat Williams, Jim Morris, J.R. Martinez and Dave Dravecky. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rocky Bleier for an upcoming event.

Rocky Bleier Speaker Videos

  • Rocky Bleier on Being Your Best - YouTube
    Jan 17, 2014 ... 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 ...
    2012 ICAS Convention Keynote Presentation by Rocky Bleier ...
    Mar 21, 2013 ... Speaking to a crowd of more than 1200 ICAS Convention delegates, former Pittsburgh Steelers running back, and wounded Vietnam veteran, ...
  • Rocky Bleier, Be YOUR Best
    Rocky Bleier and Franco Harris
  • Rocky Bleier helps raise funds for Flight 93 memorial

Rocky Bleier Speaking Topics

  • 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.

  • Fighting Back

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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