Lynchburg - Former E.C. Glass football standout Ronald B.B. Shavers came back to speak Thursday morning at his alma mater.
Shavers, the Triple-A State Football Player of the Year in 1988 who helped lead the Hilltoppers to the state championship that year, wanted to tell the story of his life and poor decisions so that young people can learn from his mistakes. Shavers spent the last 19 years in prison after several convictions for selling drugs. He's paid dearly for a number of bad choices, now he wants to share his story and help kids to stay on the right path to success.
Ronald (B.B.) Shavers said "These young people here have an opportunity now to get it right before they get there. So I want to make sure we mentor them and let them know that they have somebody in me who's been there, went the wrong way, but now I'm back so I can show my negative experience to help them make sure they stay on the positive track."
Shavers told tough stories of a couple of his friends murdered, one just a few feet from where he was standing. He's been through a lot, but one thing that hasn't wavered is B.B's pride in E.C. Glass and Lynchburg.