Born in Appleton, Wisconsin
Rocky was raised above the family bar, called "Bleier's Bar" in the small town of Appleton.
Attended Xavier High School. Bleier starred in football and basketball - in football, he was a three time All-State pick as running back.
Graduated from Notre Dame
’66 National Championship Football Team
Drafted 16th Round by NFL Steelers
Drafted by US Army
Sent to Vietnam
Served with the 4th/31st of the 196th LIB of the Americal Division.
Wounded in Heip Duc.
Rocky sustained injury to his lower leg from an enemy granade. He was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star.
Pittsburgh Steelers Injured Reserve and Steelers Taxi Squad
Upon his return, he couldn't walk without being in pain. Rocky spent 2 full years of intense training to regain his spot in the active roster.
Active Roster for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Off season training brought Bleier back to the Steelers' starting lineup.
Earned a spot in the starting backfield
Steelers go on to win their first Super Bowl.
Steelers vs Packers
One of the best games of Rocky’s career. Rushed for 163 yards.
Scored the "go-ahead" touchdown in Super Bowl XIII
Retired from the Pittsburgh Steelers
Four-time Super Bowl Champion (IX; X; XIII; XIV) 3,865 rushing yards, 136 receptions for 1,294 yards, and 25 touchdowns.
President, Rocky Bleier, Inc.