No one is born a winner or a loser, but everyone is born a chooser!
Keith Davis is a former college and professional football player who has learned many lessons about winning and losing over the course of his life. After a football injury ended his National Football League career, Keith decided to dedicate his life’s work to motivational speaking in hopes of being a positive voice for today’s youth. His resounding message to students is that with effort, a focus on education and the excellence they already possess, they too can be champions.
Keith shares his personal testimony of growing up in a rough inner-city neighborhood in Los Angeles, California. Regardless of his circumstances, and with the help of a mentor, Keith decided to P.U.S.H. (Persevere Until Success Happens) for a better future. His drive and determination helped him overcome obstacles both in the classroom and beyond. By working hard to improve his remedial reading skills, Keith achieved his dream of receiving a football scholarship to play at the University of Southern California (USC), and was the first person in his family to attend college.
At USC, Keith was an All-Conference player and the team’s lead tackler. He won two championship rings, one of which was a Rose Bowl Championship. Keith held the highest grade point average on the football team and graduated with a degree in Business Finance. He then signed with the New York Giants and was one of the strongest players on the team, bench-pressing 515 pounds and leg-pressing 1,800 pounds!
“Keith Davis and crew were very engaging; the content of their message was strong and timely for our 9th grade students. The students that I talked to said his message was great and it pushed them to reflect on their future choices. The speakers presented their story of growing up. They had challenges in their live and it did not stop them from being successful which was extremely powerful.”
Assistant Principal, Lakeview Centennial High School
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