In this special interview, Overdrive interviews Bo Eason, a former professional football player, motivational speaker and playwright.
Growing up, Bo Eason was told he’d never amount to much on the football field. He was too slow, people would say. He was too small. Even if he had been fast and big, the odds of making it to the National Football League (NFL) are still mind-bogglingly low. How did Bo respond? He put his head down, mapped out a plan and worked his way onto the squad of a celebrated NFL team. In short, he thrived.
Today, the retired football great is starring in a one-man play about his journey to the NFL. Early on, Bo endured the naysayers’ comments—you can’t act, you stink at writing—but with of the same hard work and passion he applied to getting to the NFL, he tackled the odds and proved himself once again. How did he do it? He started by building a foundation of greatness at the ground level.