Created on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Roy Hall, a former Ohio State football player and NFL player for the Indianapolis Colts and Detroit Lions, will speak to the Bellefontaine High School student body and faculty during a presentation at the school at 9 a.m. Wednesday.
During the half-hour presentation, Mr. Hall will speak about how hard work and education are the keys to future success. He will also speak about his non-profit organization the DRIVEN Foundation.
This event is a part of BHS DECA’s Financial Literacy Promotion Project – Make “IT” Count Financially, and will be followed by activities in support throughout the month of February.
A Cleveland native, Mr. Hall attended OSU on a full athletic scholarship and was a member of the 2002 National Championship Team. While maintaining a 3.2 GPA, he obtained a degree in marketing and was also a five-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete Award winner, according to www.drivenfoundation.org.
The Indianapolis Colts selected him in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. Mr. Hall spent four seasons playing for the Colts and Detroit Lions.
In 2008, he established the DRIVEN Foundation with a goal of impacting the world, one life at a time through outreach events, mentorship programs and inspirational speaking. Since 2008, the foundation has distributed more than 350,000 pounds of free food to Central Ohio families.