Rocky Bleier Speaker Profile
Four Time Super Bowl Champ with the Pittsburgh Steelers
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Rocky Bleier Biography
Rocky Bleier was bornMarch 5, 1946 and is a former National Football League halfback who played for thePittsburgh Steelers in 1968 and from 1971 to 1980.
One year after being wounded, Bleier reported to Steelers training camp. Uponhis return, he couldn't walk without being in pain, and weighed only 180 pounds(82 kg). He spent two full years trying to regain a spot on the active roster,and was even waived on two occasions. But Bleier never gave up, and said thathe worked hard so that "some time in the future you didn't have to askyourself 'what if?'".
An offseason training regimen brought Bleier back to 212pounds in the summer of 1974. From that point in time, he would be in theSteelers' starting lineup.
Since Preston Pearson was wearing number 26 (the numberBleier wore his rookie season before he went to Vietnam), Bleier switched tonumber 20 when he returned to the team from Vietnam. After Pearson was tradedto the Dallas Cowboys in 1975, however, Bleier kept the number 20, which bythis point he was more recognized with.
In addition to being a great lead blocker, Bleier was thesecond of the Steelers' rushing weapons (Franco Harris was the primary back),but was effective nonetheless at both blocking and rushing. In 1976, bothHarris and Bleier rushed for over 1,000 yards, making this the second NFL teamto accomplish this feat, after Mercury Morris and Larry Csonka of the 1972Miami Dolphins.
Bleier played in the first four Steeler Super Bowl victories,and caught the touchdown pass from Terry Bradshaw that gave Pittsburgh a leadit would never surrender in Super Bowl XIII.
Bleier retired after the 1980 season with 3,865 rushingyards, 136 receptions for 1,294 yards, and 25 touchdowns. At the time of hisretirement, he was the Steelers fourth all-time leading rusher.
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Former NFL Player Rocky Bleier Named Keynote Speaker at the Community Foundation of Jackson County Celebration Benefit Dinner
Posted on 14 March 2017 | 11:15 pm
Former NFL player Rocky Bleier is scheduled to be the keynote speaker for this year’s Community Foundation of Jackson County Celebration Benefit that is happening on October 19, 2017 at the Jackson County Armed Forces Reserve Center in Millwood.The four-time Super Bowl champion is not just an experienced athlete, but he is also a veteran of the U.S. Army and has learned lots of lessons...[Read More]
Posted on 4 January 2017 | 12:52 am
Former NFL player Rocky Bleier recently addressed a crowd of veterans at A Night to Remember - One Vet to Another, which was held on November 4th, 2016 in Orland Park. This was a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and Mayor Daniel Mclaughlin was the one to invite the former Steeler to be a part of the event. Bleier gave a talk on some of the many trials and tributes...[Read More]
Posted on 7 October 2015 | 7:51 pm
Pittsburgh Steelers great Rocky Bleier has been announced as the keynote speaker for the annual North American Repossessors Summit that is happening from April 14-15 of next year. Bleier is expected to tell his courageous tale of how he overcame some incredible odds in order to succeed in the NFL and other life adventures as well. The focus of the summit will be to have open and...[Read More]
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