For the eighth year, former NFL player turned inspirational speaker Mike McCoy addressed our ninth graders about making good life choices. After you graduate from CRJ you will be on a path to success both academically and spiritually, he told the students. McCoy reflected on the tough times in his life and the lessons he’s learned, hoping the students will benefit from his experiences.
“Play like a champion,” he advised the students. “Decisions determine our destiny.” McCoy focused on God’s will and freewill. Through role playing he explained that true friends want you to succeed and be the best person you can be.
McCoy’s career began with the Green Bay Packers in 1970 where he was named Rookie of the Year. He also played with the Oakland Raiders and the New York Giants.
After speaking, McCoy signed football cards and stood for individual photos with the students.