Message: Adversity can be overcome

Roy Hall, a former Ohio State football player and NFL player for the Indianapolis Colts and Detroit Lions, spoke today to the Bellefontaine High School student body and faculty.


Former OSU football player Roy Hall made a presentation today at Bellefontaine High School. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MANDY LOEHR)

He explained how he overcame his father’s heroin addiction that tore his family apart as a child, and the importance of education and perseverance to future success.

He is the founder of the nonprofit organization, the DRIVEN Foundation, that has distributed more than 350,000 pounds of free food to Central Ohio families.

The presentation is a part of BHS DECA’s Financial Literacy Promotion Project, “Make ‘IT’ Count Financially.”