Syracuse All-American, Don McPherson, will be speaking to student leaders on the SUNY Oneonta campus today at various events.

His day will culminate with an address at 7:30 p.m. in the Dewar Arena of the Alumni Field House, which is free and open to the public.

As an athlete, McPherson was a unanimous All-America quarterback at Syracuse University and is a veteran of the NFL and Canadian football league. McPherson was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008.

For more than 25 years, McPherson has used the power and appeal of sport to address complex social justice issues.

He has conducted workshops and lectures for more than 200 college campuses, community organizations and national sports and violence prevention organizations. His programs and lectures have reached more than 1 million people.