NFL Running Back, Pro Bowl Player; #65 of the Top 100 players of 2015; “undersized and overmatched”, at 5’8” became an underdog Fan Favorite
Drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the 7th round in the 2008 NFL Draft which started a 9-year football career playing with 7 different teams
Podcast Host on LeBron James’ UNINTERRUPTED Podcast Network; featured in Sports Illustrated and in the final episode of Long Shot; writer and sporting news contributor; radio broadcast color analyst
Entrepreneur & inventor of the ShowerPill featured on ABC’s Shark Tank, helping victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico; leadership, overcoming adversity, & perseverance expert
Justin’s personal journey is one of the best stories in the NFL.
Justin has a genuine desire to positively impact others with his message of perseverance through life’s disappointments. His witty and down-to-earth personality engages audiences from corporate environments to youth groups as he shares his inspirational journey of hope, focus, determination, and the importance of legacy.
A native of Mulberry, Florida, Justin spent his freshman and sophomore seasons at Mulberry High School before his family moved to Texas. He attended Grace Prep Academy for his final two years of high school. Justin played collegiately at the University of California-Berkeley where he ranked third in school history with 3,220 rushing yards and fourth with 26 touchdowns. He was a teammate of former Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch while at Cal.
In his career, Justin has rushed for 3,890 yards on 820 carries with nineteen touchdowns. He added 210 receptions for 1,351 yards and one score. He played in nine games for the Jaguars in 2013 before injuring his foot, forcing him to miss the remainder of the season. He spent parts of four seasons (2008-11) with Seattle and the 2012 season with the Texans.
Greatness Grows Best in the Shadows: A Story of Perseverance and Hope
You’ve heard the expression, “It’s not how many times you get knocked down that count; it’s how many times you get back up.” Now imagine getting “knocked down,” or in this case, fired, eight times in nine years…AND STILL coming out on the VERY TOP of your game.
Justin Forsett is a product of persistence.
“Undersized and overmatched,” Justin went from poverty to peak performance through hard work, grit, perseverance and hope.
In his riveting presentation, you’ll learn the tools you need to not only overcome just about any obstacle, but also thrive through it and come out a winner.
You’ll learn he’s a passionate, committed man, and I believe he’ll continue to change the world through his influence, through his faith in God and through his wisdom that he applies both on and off the field. -LECRAE, Hip-hop artist
“I’ve been an event photographer and media specialist for over 30 years and have been to literally 100+ keynote sessions in my professional capacity; Mr. Forsett’s was among the most powerful, enjoyable, and relatable I’ve ever attended– he was FANTASTIC! Much of what he shared will stay with me – ‘if you’re too big to serve, you’re too small to lead.’” -Patrick Morris, Manager, TASB