About The Speaker
Ovie Mughelli is an award winning and nationally recognized retired professional athlete, turned environmental advocate and superhero creator. During his nine seasons playing in the National Football League, Ovie was considered one of the best fullbacks in the NFL, was the first Pro Bowl Fullback in the history of the Atlanta Falcons, and earned All Pro honors twice while playing for the Atlanta Falcons and the Baltimore Ravens. Ovie continues to leverage his platform as Founder and President of the Ovie Mughelli Foundation, as an environmental spokesperson, advocate and author, media correspondent, and business owner of a medical consulting firm. The Ovie Mughelli Foundation has a vested interest in empowering and educating youth as well as the less engaged, diverse communities to become the next generation of environmental change agents. Ovie's latest work is the launch of Gridiron Green, a graphic novel featuring Obasi – a Black superhero -- who defends humanity and protects Earth from the tyranny of destructive forces. Gridiron Green unites sports and environmental consciousness to raise awareness of climate change and evoke action to mitigate the impacts of environmental degradation and increased occurrences of extreme storms.