Perseverance with Dr. Billy Taylor

Lansing, MI

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Billy Taylor knows what it means to have it all—and to watch it all fall away. In his senior year of high school Billy was in high demand by college recruiters. As a college football superstar, he shattered records at the University of Michigan and was drafted into the NFL.


Unfortunately, he also encountered severe personal loss and injuries, sidelining his football career. Depression, drugs, and alcoholism contributed to his eventual divorce. Billy endured some of the worst situations imaginable before getting back up with the help of legendary U of M Head Coach Bo Schembechler.


In 1997 Billy Taylor had his last drink. He decided to pursue a doctorate degree, which he earned in 2003 from the University of Nevada—Las Vegas. Dr. Taylor now tours the country teaching people to persevere through difficult times by always getting back up.

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