Former NFL Player Tells his Story of Opiate Addiction on March 26 at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Former NFL player and University of Pennsylvania graduate, Jeff Hatch, tells his remarkable story of opiate addiction and how he came to know a life in recovery lived with purpose on Monday, March 26 beginning at 7:30 pm at The Ridgefield Playhouse.

Jeff Hatch is a former NFL football player who was a Left Tackle for the New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Hatch has been featured in three documentaries. The ESPN documentary, “Hey Rookie, Welcome to the NFL”, the CNN/SI documentary, “Goal to go”, and recently the award-winning “Prescription Thugs.” He played his college football in The Ivy League at the University of Pennsylvania and was named an All-American in 2001.

The Giants selected Hatch during the third round of the 2002 NFL Draft with the 78th overall pick. He has also spent time acting and doing stunt work in Hollywood, with notable roles in the Jeff Bridges/Ryan Reynolds led “RIPD” as well as the lead role in the independent film, “Brutal.” He certainly understands what it takes to perform at an elite level and the pressures that come with it. After a long battle with opiates, Jeff Hatch is now a man in long-term recovery and utilizes his years of experience and in-depth understanding of addiction to educate high school and college students.

Utilizing his humor, exceptional speaking skills, and drawing from his time as an Ivy League athlete, professional football player, actor, and man in recovery; Jeff engages his audience to discuss a difficult topic.

You will not want to miss this incredible presentation as Jeff shares his story of recovery, strength and hope.

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