Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 6pm to 9:30pm
The Birchwood Manor, Whippany, NJ (directions)
Seats are $250 each
Bruce Harper, NFL retired running back and all-time kick returner for the New York Jets, Co-Founder & President Heroes and Cool Kids
Signed as an undrafted free agent out of Kutztown by the Jets in 1977, Bruce is the all-time kick returner in New York Jets history with 5407 yards in kickoff returns. He also served as the Jets punt returner from 1977 to 1982, totaling 1748 PR yards. Bruce also played running back. His total yards are 11429: 1829 rushing yards, 2409 receiving yards, 1784 PR yards and 5407 KR yards. He played high school football at Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood. Moving on Kutztown State College, he became the school’s first 1,000 yard rusher. Bruce is Co-founder and President of the NJ based nonprofit organization, Heroes & Cool Kids, a mentoring program in which former pro athletes train high school students to be mentors to fifth and sixth grade students in their school district. Some of the mentors have included former NFL player Keith Elias, former LA Lakers player, John Celestand and former NJ Nets player, Tim Bassett.