Maurice Clarett was nationally known for his outstanding talents during his 2002 freshman year as a football player with The Ohio State University. During his freshman year, Clarett rushed for 1,237 yards with 18 touchdowns that helped lead The Ohio State Buckeyes to a BCS National Championship with a record of 14 wins and zero losses.
Clarett was the first freshman since 1995 to be the leading rusher on a National Championship team. With all of the fame from his football success, his achievements were quickly overshadowed by his off-the-field activities, which eventually led to several arrests, imprisonment and eventually his dismissal from The Ohio State University.
Today, Clarett is a successful entrepreneur whose passion is giving back and inspiring others. He travels the country speaking to schools, universities, churches and business organizations informing his audience that it is never too late to make a change to better your life.
Clarett was the guest speaker for the Framing A Vision For Our Future’s Future, held at Buchtel Community Learning Center, and hosted by Akron Summit Community Action, Inc. The event geared toward improving the lives of our youth by inspiring them and giving them hope.
“There is a major crisis in that age group (16 to 24 years of age) of not knowing how to move forward, not really having hope for their tomorrow,” said Veronica Sims, the Special Projects and Government Affairs Administrator for Akron Summit Community Action, Inc.
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