Lee is the Commissioner of the Institute for Leadership, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering our next generation of leaders. Lee is also working as a motivational speaker travelling to schools and churches around the country empowering others to become leaders, and motivating youth to overcome adversity.
Lee Rouson was born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina and currently lives in Flanders, New Jersey. Lee is a former running back in the NFL for the New York Giants. He was the NFL Special Teams Player of the Year in 1986. He played a significant role in the Giants 39-20 win in Super Bowl XXI. Lee attended the University of Colorado and was awarded Freshman All Big Eight, All Big Eight Honorable Mention, and Blue/Grey All Star Classic. Lee was traded to the Cleveland Browns, where he earned the starting running back position. After suffering a severe ankle injury, Rouson decided to retire, having played seven years in the NFL.