Bo Eason overcame tough obstacles to make it into the NFL and proceeded to excel at his position regardless of his size. He then wrote and performed in a one-man-show that inspires audiences to make their dreams a reality. Find out how to have Bo present his “Runt of the Litter” story to your group.
At nine years old, Bo on took a crayon and paper and made a plan. The plan was to play professional football in the NFL and become the best in the league at his position. His lifelong plan endured a few obstacles along the way. Coming out of high school, Bo was told he was too small to play and was passed over by every college in the country. He decided to try out for a small Division II college, but after two days of practice he was sent home. Instead of packing his bags, Bo decided to stay. He showed up at practice day after day, and with his desire and perseverance he eventually earned a spot on the team. Four years and seven knee surgeries later he was the first safety chosen in the 1984 NFL Draft. Bo went on to play five years for the Houston Oilers.
After retiring from football, Bo brought the same zeal to his career as a writer and performer. He appeared in television and movies before writing his one-man play, Runt of the Litter, in which he also stars. Runt is based on Eason's own life and takes place within the last hour of accomplishing his 20-year plan. Runt opened in New York to rave reviews. The New York Times named it, "One of the most powerful plays in the last decade." Soon to be a major motion picture, Bo is adapting Runt for the big screen. Frank Darabont (The Shaw shank Redemption, The Green Mile) is producing. After seeing a performance of Runt, Leonardo DiCaprio hired Bo to write a screenplay for his company based on the 1924 Olympic Rugby Team. Eason continues to perform Runt of the Litter for audiences across the country, traveling to college campuses, corporations, pro sports teams and inner-city schools.
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