NFL Alum, Philadelphia Eagle, Professional Keynote Speaker and Sought After Storyteller.
- Life Lessons from My Life
- Philadelphia Eagles
- Team Work
Bill Bergey took a less traveled path in his athletic career. Originally from South Dayton, New York, Bergey did not attend a renowned high school where he would have had the opportunity to be scouted from day one to play football. He went on to attend Arkansas State University, but after continuously proving himself, he was later declared the greatest player in the school’s history. His jersey number, 66, was even retired at the school.
This was the catalyst for his career. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in 1969 and started for five seasons. Bergey helped the team become a playoff contender in the American Football Conference and was named to the AFL Pro Bowl roster during his rookie year. Bergey was recognized as one of the top linebackers and the Philadelphia Eagles acquired him in a trade prior to the 1974 season. This led to him being later honored by the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame.
Despite all this, Bergey’s career wasn’t free from obstacles. He suffered a horrible knee injury in 1979 that could have ended his career. However, he persevered and returned to play for the Eagles in 1980. His efforts were instrumental to Philadelphia’s Super Bowl run in 1981 (with fellow MPG client Reggie Wilkes).
His life lessons and stories are priceless. His years of hard work led him to become a football legend. Bill Bergey is a storyteller and speaker with messages of perseverance, determination and hope. His time in the NFL has impacted him so greatly, and his stories will no doubt inspire you to pursue your own dreams.