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Jun 21, 2023

Perry Williams is a retired NFL Player and two-time Super Bowl Champion. He’s also a keynote speaker and the Director of Sports Management at Long Island University (LIU).

On a team of stars, Perry Williams was an unsung hero and silent leader of the New York Giants Football team for 11 seasons (1983-1994). He was the starting right cornerback for one of the most storied and dynamic defenses in NFL history, culminating with two NFL Super Bowl Championships (1986-1987) and (1990-1991). Impressively, Perry holds the record for the most games played as a defensive back (corner) in the history of the Giants—a testament to his dedication and consistency. 

Perry’s greatest accomplishment as a New York Giant was not his all-pro honors or Super Bowl championships, but rather, that he was a benefactor and now a director of outreach programs for the New York Giants Degree Completion Program at Fairleigh Dickinson University, which has since become the model adopted by the NFL and its member teams for the benefit of its players. 

During his professional football career off-season, Perry earned a Criminal Justice/Sociology Bachelor of Arts degree from North Carolina State University and a Master of Public Administration degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. This is a feat that is virtually unheard of in the lucrative world of professional sports.

Perry is a highly sought-after motivational speaker that has been invited to work with companies like Exxon/Mobil, Starbucks, IBM, UPS, and Verizon Wireless. He has lectured at hundreds of Schools, Colleges, and Universities as well as other respected organizations such as the United Way Foundation.

Listen in for some great takeaways about Perry’s journey as a two-time Super Bowl Champion and how preparing for life after football has allowed him to be a champion both on and off the field.

You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in...

  • Can you tell our audience a bit about who Perry Williams is? [4:32]
  • Why Perry took part in the NFL’s degree completion program [6:51]
  • Perry’s goals in his role as the Director of Sports Management at LIU [12:43]
  • The impact of the sports model approach to leadership [17:20]
  • The pressure that comes with playing football in New York [20:30] 
  • What stands out about the iconic people that Perry played with [25:25] 
  • Why Perry believes your mindset is so important to your success [27:09] 
  • How Perry is making an impact as a Special Deputy for Suffolk County [31:40]
  • How winning the Super Bowl twice compared to his childhood dreams [35:12]
  • What Perry did today that put him in the right mindset for success? [37:37]

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