NFL Players To Discuss Substance Abuse At Yukon Town Hall Meeting

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 3:00 pm
By: News 9

Several former NFL players will visit a Yukon town hall meeting Tuesday to serve on a substance abuse panel.

Yukon Public Schools will host the town hall meeting at 7 p.m. on April 8 in the Yukon High School cafeteria, 1777 S. Yukon Parkway.

The event is sponsored by YuCan Coalition, a group of more than 80 local organizations and individuals promoting healthy lifestyle choices, free from alcohol, tobacco and other drugs within the Yukon community.

The NFL players will serve on a panel to discuss underage drinking, prescription drug abuse and chemical dependency.

Admission is free and open to the public. Attendees will be entered into a drawing to win an autographed football signed by three OU Heisman trophy winners.

The former NFL players who will be in attendance include:

Jim Riley, Miami Dolphins, Moderator

Jim Riley was an All-American in 1966 at the University of Oklahoma. He was a member of the Miami Dolphins' 1972 undefeated team, was an original member of the team's "No Name Defense" and played in Super Bowls VI and VII. He now runs the Jim Riley Outreach Program, dedicated to helping others with drug and alcohol addiction problems.

Terry Brown, Minnesota Vikings

A defensive back and wingback at Oklahoma State University, Terry Brown had 54 receptions in 1968, a school record that stood for 20 years. He was All-Big Eight and Honorable Mention All-American, and until recently was the only native Oklahoman to score a touchdown in a Super Bowl. He played eight years in the NFL from 1969 – 1976.

Derrel Gofourth, Green Bay Packers

Derrel Gofourth was an All-American in 1976 at Oklahoma State University and one of the most decorated offensive linemen in the school's history. He played in the NFL for the Green Bay Packers from 1977 to 1982 before moving to the San Diego Chargers from 1983 – 1984. He is now in the insurance business in Stillwater.

John Goodman, Pittsburgh Steelers

John Goodman, a defensive end at the University of Oklahoma, was a four-year letterman and All-Big Eight in 1979. He played six years in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1980 – 1985. He is presently in the investment business in Oklahoma City.

Kenny Blair, Philadelphia Eagles

Kenny Blair played college football at the University of Missouri and then professionally with the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles. He is now the head coach at Northeast High School in Oklahoma City and serves as player ambassador for USA Football's Heads Up Football Initiative.

Roy Williams, Dallas Cowboys

Roy Williams was a unanimous All-American at the University of Oklahoma in 2001, winner of the Jim Thorpe Award for best defensive back and winner of the Bronko Nagurski Award for best defensive player. He played in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys and Cincinnati Bengals, earning Pro Bowl honors five years in a row from 2003 – 2007.