Rocky Bleier

Rocky Bleier is a Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient and 4-time Super Bowl Champion known for his impossible comeback story from injured Vietnam veteran to starting Pittsburgh Steelers running back.

Meet Rocky Bleier

Rocky Bleier is an NFL alumnus known for his incredible story of resilience. After an ambush in Vietnam left grenade fragments in his leg, he was told he may never walk right again. A few years later he was an NFL running back and Super Bowl Champion. Rocky Bleier is available to be hired for corporate and private events. He is also well-known for his keynote and motivational speaking. Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group today to inquire about Rocky Bleier’s fees.

Want to book Rocky Bleier for an event?

Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group at 215-510-6607 to book Rocky Bleier for corporate or private events, keynote speeches, workshops, fireside chats, motivational speaking, or virtual appearances. Our agency will work directly with your organization and our keynote speakers to create an unforgettable event.

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Vietnam War

After winning the 1966 NCAA Championship with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Rocky Bleier in the 16th round of the 1968 NFL Draft. However, before he even reached the field Rocky was also drafted by the US Army to fight in Vietnam. During the war, Rocky sustained very serious injuries to his leg from an enemy grenade. He was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star but left wondering if his football career was over before it even started. When he returned home, Rocky could not even walk without being in pain, let alone play running back in the NFL. Doctors told him his dreams of the NFL were dead. But giving up was not in Rocky’s plans.

NFL Comeback

For two years, Rocky went through intense training to overcome his injuries and return to the league. In 1972 he returned to the Steelers’ active roster and in 1974 he earned a starting role in the offense. In the following years, Rocky was a part of one of the greatest teams of all time. From 1974 to 1979, the Pittsburgh Steelers won four Super Bowls (IX, X, XIII, XIV) becoming the only team in NFL history to win four Super Bowls in six years. After the 1980 season, Rocky retired from the NFL as the Steelers’ 4th all-time leading rusher.

Motivational Speaking

Today, Rocky motivates people around the world with his story of overcoming adversity and finding success against all odds. In fact, Rocky called fellow MPG Speaker Kevin Reilly after his life-altering surgery and sparked Kevin to overcome his own battle against the odds. As a keynote speaker, many illustrious organizations have hired Rocky Bleier including:

  • AT&T
  • Nissan
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Nike
  • Frito Lay
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Comcast
  • US Airways
  • Time Warner
  • IBM Corporation
  • Prudential
  • and many others

How to Hire Rocky Bleier

Find out how to hire Rocky Bleier to appear at your next event. Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group to inquire about Rocky Bleier’s availability and cost. When booking Rocky Bleier for an event, we need to know the type of venue and location the event will take place. Rocky Bleier is a popular choice for corporate events, private events, and virtual events. So, you can click the Check Availability button or contact us and an MPG Rocky Bleier booking agent will get back to you within 48 hours.

Rocky Bleier Booking Price

How much to book Rocky Bleier depends on the type of event. So, the cost to hire Rocky Bleier for corporate or private events is available by contacting a Mollie Plotkin Group Agent. Notably, Rocky Bleier is available for conferences, festivals, private parties and events. Just contact the Mollie Plotkin Group and tell the booking agent the proposed date, time, and location.

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Key Audience Takeaways

The Best You Can Be

“What does it take to reach that pinnacle of success? It is the courage to take the first step, hard work, determination, singleness of purpose, passion, and sometimes just plain luck.”

Overcoming Challenges

“Maybe a simple story, of one man’s life, from another generation, can help you see what the human spirit can overcome and accomplish. To all of you, I dedicate my life.”


“Don’t lose what makes you the person you are, don’t settle for mediocrity, and don’t lose sight of your dreams. Too many people get tired and give up. If you give up you’ll forfeit the opportunity to realize the dreams you have for your life. Why not strive for something even greater?”

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