NFL Offensive Tackle Tony Hills is using his Free Agent time to reach out to the community that raised him. This week, on two occasions he will be speaking with high school students about how to “tackle” life. “I can relate to the kids because I grew up in this same area, single mom working multiple jobs to raise and provide for a household of young men the best she knew how. I want to let them know that their circumstances don’t define them, their will to rise above them does.”
On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, the 6 foot 5 inches Hills will stand tall in front of almost 600 students at South Houston High School in the Pasadena area. About half of his audience will be made up of male and female varsity athletes and ROTC Cadets.
The Alief Elsik High School graduate will be a featured speaker on Friday, May 20, 2016 at Harmony Schools “Kick Off To College” celebration in support of the upcoming Super Bowl in Houston. The more than 4,000 attendees will get a peek at his Super Bowl 50 ring and be inspired by Hills’ stories of defeat and victory.
Hills has played with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboys and, most recently the New Orleans Saints, with whom he is now in negotiations.