Heart of a Hall of Famer: LeRoy Butler talks about bullying, childhood, mentors and more

The first in-person installment of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s “Heart of a Hall of Famer” series took place recently with Class of 2022 Hall of Famer LeROY BUTLER. Butler was in front of hundreds of students from across Northeast Ohio to talk about his career on and off the field.

Butler, who has a program called "Butler vs. Bullying," spoke about how he overcame being bullied as child and how children today can deal with those situations. Butler also spoke about his upbringing, how he used that as motivation and about looking up to his mentors and how they helped him succeed on and off the field. Check out the full episode below.

Butler, a 6-foot-tall, 197-pound safety out of Florida State, was drafted in the second round (48th overall) in the 1990 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers, where he spent his entire 12-season career.

Butler was one of the most prolific defensive backs in Packers’ history and among the premier safeties of his era. He led the Packers in interceptions five times (1990, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997).

A key member of the defense that guided the Packers’ resurgence, which included seven playoff appearances in a nine-season span, three consecutive division titles (1995-97) and two Super Bowl appearances. He started at strong safety in three consecutive NFC Championship Games and Super Bowls XXXI and XXXII, making seven tackles and having one sack in the Packers’ 35-21 victory over New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI.

There will be more installments of the “Heart of a Hall of Famer” series, connected by Extreme Networks, coming up. Get the schedule at https://www.profootballhof.com/youth-education.