About Rocky

A story that connects
life, battle, football
and fighting back.

For decades, Fighting Back served as a shining example of courage and determination for people in all walks of life. Now a special edition of the book that contains two additional chapters is available. Bleier, a Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient who has actively supported causes related to military veterans for many years, will donate proceeds from the sale of the new edition to three such groups — Veterans Leadership, the Joint Training Facility, and Legacies Alive.


By purchasing Fighting Back: The Inspirational Journey of American Hero Rocky Bleier, you will not only have the opportunity to be motivated by Bleier’s compelling story of recovery and triumph, you will also be helping to support men and women who dedicated their lives to protecting our country and our freedoms.

Notre Dame classmate, Terry O’Neil, along with longtime Pittsburgh sports columnist Gene Collier, have worked alongside of Rocky to share the story of how he continues to Fight Back. Out of his friendship and admiration for Rocky, current Pittsburgh Steeler and United States Army Veteran, Alejandro Villanueva, was moved to write the foreword to this special edition. This inspirational book is a must-have for everyone: Those who don’t know the story and those who want to relive the incredible journey that made Rocky Bleier a beloved figure in American sports history.

The first 10,000 copies of this collector’s edition will be personally autographed by Rocky. A very special thank you to Pittsburgh Steelers’ Alejandro Villanueva for writing the foreword.

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