Dr. Rick Rigsby Wife Trina Williams, Football

In the video at the end of this article, Dr. Rick Rigsby discusses his wife, Trina Williams.  Sadly, she passed away in 1996.  Dr. Rigsby is a motivational speaker and the former chaplain for the Texas A&M Aggies football team.  He has been hired by multiple NFL teams to inspire players and empower organizations.

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Dr. Rigsby explains that he met his wife in 1974 at Chico State.  He attended a dance at the Newman Center after a football game.  Trina was a nursing student from Lompoc, CA.  She was beautiful and one of the only woman who gave Rigsby their phone number.  He explained that he was broke and overweight but Trina still loved him.

Dr. Rick Rigsby Wife Trina Williams, Football
Dr. Rick Rigsby Wife Trina Williams, Football

In 1990, Trina found a lump in her left breast and was diagnosed with breast cancer.  Six years later, she passed away.

Lessons From A 3rd Grade Dropout

In the speech, Dr. Rigsby explains that his Trina and his father were very close.  His father considered Trina his daughter instead of his daughter-in-law.  His father helped him overcome his wife’s death.  Dr. Rigsby’s father was a 3rd grade dropout but he gave him some of the best advice of his life: “You keep standing.”

Check out Dr. Rigsby’s book, Lessons From A Third Grade Dropout:

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