Roy Hall is a charismatic and dedicated community leader, passionate motivational speaker, college football radio/tv analyst, United Way “Color Me Excellent” Award Winner, a 2015 and 2016 Jefferson Award Finalist, and is also the president and co-founder of the Driven Foundation.
This former Ohio State Football National Champion and 4-year NFL wide receiver is no longer making plays on the gridiron, but has leveraged his platform to inspire and motivate people across the country to stay driven and to NEVER GIVE UP! Through the Driven Foundation, his creditable social media presence, carefully crafted motivational messages, and Christian Faith, Roy has positively influenced and impacted the lives of tens of thousands.
Roy has overcome his fair share of adversity and is an illustration of what it means to “finish stronger than you started.” Drawing from his personal experience of having an absent biological father at the age of 6, to a career ending knee injury in 2011, Roy exchanged his challenges for championships. He developed the Driven Foundation to carefully engineer events, programs, and motivational messages as an avenue to inject hope, plant encouragement, and awaken the will to win in the hearts of many. With the help of various partners and volunteers, the Driven Foundation has distributed more than 500,000 pounds of free food to more than 4,800 Central Ohio families since 2008.
In 2006, Roy graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in business specializing in marketing and was a 5-Time Ohio State Scholar Athlete Award Winner.