Levar Fisher is an awarded college athlete who became a successful pro, captaining not one – but two NFL teams, and later taking that leadership role to the stage as a sought – after motivational speaker. His amazing story has inspired audiences’ nationwide - receiving praise from notables like author and speaker, Les Brown and former Florida State Football Coach, Chuck Amato. Surprisingly, Levar’s rise to the top isn’t because he hasn’t made mistakes...but because he has made the mistakes and has learned how to channel them into positives.
Growing up in a small eastern, North Carolina town, Levar didn’t find a lot to keep him out of trouble or way from a Burger King. Subsequently, he received his first motivation for success from bullies who made fun of his weight and his dreams of playing professional football. A few years and lot of hard work later, Levar was recruited by North Carolina State University, attending on a full football scholarship. He made 1st team All - ACC selection in 1999, claiming that honor again in 2000 and 2001, as well as ACC’s Defensive Player of the year. He was a Butkus Semi Finalist for Best Linebacker in the Country 2000 and 2001, and a 2000 Bronko Nagurski Finalist (Best Defensive Player in the Country). You don’t become that good as a linebacker without a few tackles (try 492 for a career), and when you are really competitive, you lead the nation in tackles per game with (15.1, 166 for the year). Yeah - NFL coaches noticed Levar.
In 2002, the star Wolfpacker was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals - 17th slot of the second round. New career meant bigger choices, bigger decisions, bigger consequences — a completely new life with temptations and lessons that would be hard learned.
LEVAR MANAGED HIS “LESSON” WELL AND BUILT A SOLID REPUTATION AS A LEADER.
Off field, Levar reconnected with his passion for youth and founded Fisher of Men, Inc. a 501 c(3)non-profit organization with a mission to teach, save and mentor a national community of at-risk youths on he ongoing struggles associated with daily decisions about drugs, alcohol, gangs and other youth-related issues.
After joining the New Orleans Saints in 2006, an event occurred that every professional athlete fears, a knee injury that would ultimately cause the end of Levar’s career. The recovery was long and painful, but reinvention was just one more step in this pro’s journey. He signed a contract in 2007 and hit the road as a premier speaker for Sports World, an organization that brings hope to youth through organized school events that feature professional sports presenters.
Levar and his family now live in the Chicago area, where he has established the headquarters for his own speaking and event firm. With an incredible career that was born out of sheer determination to win against the odds, Levar has a powerful story to share ... one that shows that you can do more, have more, and give more when you
Are ...MORE THAN A PRO.
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