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Former Packers first-round pick works to inspire youth

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Former Packers defensive tackle Mike McCoy appears on CW 14 Focus with Robert Hornacek to talk about his career and life after football (WCWF)

(WCWF) -- This week on CW 14 Focus host Robert Hornacek will be joined by a former first-round draft pick of the Green Bay Packers.

Former defensive tackle Mike McCoy will appear on the show.

McCoy was selected by the Green Bay Packers with the second overall pick in the 1970 NFL Draft. He played seven seasons in Green Bay before being traded to the Oakland Raiders.

On the show, McCoy will talk about his career, his faith and life after football. He will also talk about his travels around the the country as part of "Mike McCoy Ministries" and how he helps to inspire kids to make positive life choices.

Click here for more information on Mike McCoy Ministries.

McCoy will share stories about playing in Green Bay during the early 1970's.

"How difficult was it to not be winning in Green Bay, especially coming on the heels of so many great teams?" McCoy was asked during the interview.

"We have the high expectations because we won in '72," McCoy said. "Dan Devine was our coach and that was a difficult time. Dan got rid of a lot of players off that team, for whatever reason. He got rid of a lot of draft choices and had John Hadl come in. So he was trying to get some veterans in, for whatever reason. Of course, when Bart Starr took over, he was behind the eight ball."

CW 14 Focus is a weekly, half-hour interview program that focuses on the issues important to people in northeast Wisconsin. Each week, Robert Hornacek will sit down with a different guest and go beyond the sound bites. The program will highlight the people making a difference in the community and give viewers an opportunity to get in depth perspective. CW 14 Focus airs Sundays at 10 a.m.

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