Former NFL Star Don McPherson Speaks to Athletes
BATON ROUGE – LSU student-athletes listened to former NFL star Don McPherson discuss how to make the right decisions on important social issues Monday night at the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes.
McPherson emphasized making decisions from positive role models in areas such as alcohol and drug abuse and domestic violence.
“Hearing (McPherson) discuss how decisions were made from positive role models made me want to be more proactive and do my best to get out in the community to serve as an example for kids that look up to us as athletes at LSU,” said LSU tennis player Tom Knights.
A native of Hempstead, N.Y., McPherson was a quarterback at Syracuse before moving on to a seven-year career in professional football for both the NFL and Canadian Football League.
After retiring from professional sports in 1994, McPherson turned to community service for the next phase of his life by using the appeal of sport to address social issues.