Former professional football player Gerald Willhite will speak at the Sokol Hall in Palmerton on Friday, July 27 at 7 p.m.

Willhite, well known for his backflip in the end zone, will be available to meet and greet the public and sign autographs at 6:45 p.m. prior to his presentation.

He was selected by the Denver Broncos in the first round (21st overall) of the 1982 NFL Draft. A 5'10", 210-lb. running back from San José State University, Willhite played for the Broncos from 1982 to 1988. He appeared in Super Bowl XXI against the New York Giants.

Willhite was born in Sacramento, California. Willhite currently owns and operates GW Spices BBQ Restaurant in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Gerald also has twin daughters, Ryan and Randi, both of whom attend Loyola Marymount University.