Former Green Bay Packers fullback William Henderson wants witnesses to bullying to intervene.
Before the Super Bowl victories, came the bullying.
“My life… was threatened,” said former Green Bay Packers fullback William Henderson, who said he was bullied in school because of his clean-cut image.
“There's no size demand or restrictions for being bullied,” said Henderson, a member two Super Bowl-winning teams and a Packers Hall of Fame inductee.
Approximately one-in-three students in grades six through twelve are bullied, according to stopbullying.gov.
Henderson suggests that witnesses to bullying confront the aggressor, asking him or her to stop targeting the victim.
"In that ten seconds, you can let a person know they are worthy enough to be respected, and be protected,” Henderson said.
When a bystander steps into a situation to ask a bully to stop, the behavior ends within ten seconds more than 50 percent of the time, according to stopbullying.gov.
This is the first report of a four-part series on bullying, continuing every Monday through October on NBC 26.