In high school William was named to the Rival-Net All-American Football Team which made him the top ranked running back in all the USA. He played his college football for Boston College University, where he was named the two time MVP and All time top rusher. William was also named to the College All American Team, as the top rated running back in all college football.
During the NFL draft William was ranked the number one running back on the board, and was chosen in the first round by a team called the Cleveland Browns. William achieved many accolades while in the NFL including Team MVP and runner up for rookie of the year.
Today William is a full time motivational speaker. He travels world wide captivating audiences of students and adults alike. William learned first hand that champions don’t give up they get up.
William had a very challenged childhood growing up in the hard knock town of Atlantic city were he lost both his parents by the age of fourteen. He realized the key to his success would come from what he calls the two E’s to success that he shares with students all around the country (effort and education.)
William reminds his audiences that in life it’s not about how you start but how you finish. He uses his NFL rookie year as a prime example. William began to make some bad choices and mistakes. “The pain of my up bringing began to catch up with me and as an unguided young man I didn’t know how to deal with it, that is why I decided to dedicate my life after Football to guiding and inspiring our next generation.”
The greatest part about football is that it has a first half and a second half. William had a tough first half during his first year in the NFL. But the second half of his NFL career was a success where he became well liked and respected on the field and in the community where he is very interactive.
Boston College Hall of Fame
Heisman trophy nominee
1st round draft pick
most valuable player
In pro-football an athlete must have strength, perseverance, endurance, heart.
William Green has taken the values from the NFL and will teach your students how to have strength in every situation perseverance in every turn of life endurance in that hard times and heart until the day ends.
Your students will have a life change when William ends the assembly.Reggie Dabbs
Our Family Night with Willie Green was one of the best events we have ever hosted. A true bonding experience for everyone involved. He connected with both our students and their parents on a personal levelDan Greco
He is a very inspirational speaker that students can relate to on their level.Terrence Spencer
Willie Green was an energetic and engaging speaker. He not only held the students’ attention, but definitely delivered a positive message. Students were speaking of his message days afterwards.Ms. Thomson
Loved the positive message of “keep trying, you can do it.” Heavy burdens can be lifted if you keep at it.Ms. Klein
He did a great job relating his story to the students. Very energetic. He had a powerful story to tell.Ms. Kovalesky
The assembly was very well received by the students and had a positive effect on our school culture. I would recommend it for any school.Mr Morina