Former Athlete Talks to Local Students

Thursday, April 13, 2017

A former Auburn University athlete talks with some local students about the affects some decisions can have. Zeke Pike spoke with Oxford High School students about his journey. Once compared to Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton, Pike was a well-known and sought after quarterback. After being dismissed from Auburn and Louisville, Murray State was Pike’s last chance, but then an arrest on drug charges ended his football career. Pike told students he was filled with shame, guilt and on the verge of suicide. While in custody, Pike began to change and founded Number 8 Ministries. Pike says it’s all about helping youth connect with new beginnings. Pike says his ultimate goal is to save the life of at least one student. Listening to Pike speak with students, it is easy to hear the passion he has in his program and making sure that no one has to go through what he went through.

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