Rosey Grier is among the last breed of rare individuals you must experience to get a true taste of their greatness and the impact they have on others. As a concerned citizen and spokesman for the elderly and inner city youth of America, Mr. Grier has been the recipient of several national honors and White House invitations from several Presidents of the United States. He is a valued friend of the powerful and the less fortunate.
Educated at Penn State University, he played professional football for the New York Giants (1955-1962) and the Los Angeles Rams (1963-1967). Mr. Grier has received countless honors and awards, including being named All Pro four times with the New York Giants, five world championship games, and the National Football League Humanitarian Award. Outside of the athletic field, Mr. Grier has received commendations from the California State Assembly, the Los Angeles City Council, Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, and named the Board of Supervisors of Orange County Honorary Chairman and Master of Ceremonies for the Special Olympics (1970-1983).
In addition to sports, Mr.Grier has excelled in numerous fields, including acting, writing, public relations, and the recording industry—having performed at Carnegie Hall. Today, as an ordained minister, his commitment is to change, for the better, the inner cities of our country. As Chairman of the Board of Directors for Impact Urban America, Mr. Grier will continue to fulfill his longstanding commitment to provide hope, dignity and revitalization for urban communities.