To play in the NFL, you need to be tough. But Rocky Bleier took tough to another level during his long career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Born in Wisconsin, where he excelled in athletics at Xavier High School in Appleton, Bleier played for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and was a member of the 1968 national championship team. He was all set for a career in the NFL, until the U.S. Army came calling, and Bleier answered the call to duty to serve in Vietnam. A shrapnel injury could have ended his pro career before it really started, but he worked hard and battled through the pain to return to the NFL. A fine runner in his own right, Bleier gained fame as the blocker for Franco Harris, and he was a big part of the Steelers’ four Super Bowl titles in the 1970s. Bleier told his life story in the book “Fighting Back: The Rocky Bleier Story,” which was also made into a TV movie. Bleier is a still a popular figure in the Steel City and tells his amazing story to others as a motivational speaker.
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**Rocky Bleier Speaker**
Rocky Bleier speaker appearances have occurred all over the country, and the audience always leaves with a sense of awe about how Bleier fought for his country and then overcame his injuries to star in the NFL.
**Rocky Bleier Appearance**
Rocky Bleier made an appearance in the Super Bowl a total of four times in his career, and each time he ended up with a Super Bowl ring.
**Rocky Bleier Endorsement**
As an endorsement of the character and courage of Rocky Bleier, his hometown high school named their stadium in his honor, and the city of Appleton also named a street after him. Bleier also earned a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his military service.
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