Giovani is an electrifying running back for the Cincinnati Bengals. In 2013, Bernard made an immediate impact on the Bengals offense in his first pro season and was rated among the NFL’s top rookies. His performance earned him a spot on the All-Rookie Team, presented by Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers Association. His 1,209 yards from scrimmage ranked second-most in history by a Bengals rookie.
Giovani possesses extraordinary play-making ability on the field, but it is his humble beginnings that make him a star off of it. Bernard is very passionate about his Run Gio Foundation – Giovani’s non-profit organization promoting education, health and sportsmanship in low-income areas by way of free youth football camps.
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Giovani Bernard Blog
Christmas time is here and the holidays are always a fun time to relax and have some fun with friends and family. I have played on Christmas Eve the last couple of years so I have done some traveling...Read More
It felt so good to get back in the win column and this is how we want to finish off the season, by just continuing to grind and scrap out wins. These type of wins towards the end of the year can reall...Read More
For the past few years, the NFL has allowed players to wear custom cleats for one week that highlight a player’s favorite charitable cause. This year I’m going to be wearing cleats that sh...Read More
Giovani Bernard News
Sept. 8 at Seattle: A big welcome for Bengals’ first-time DC Lou Anarumo in an opener featuring the elusive Russell Wilson and his defending NFL rushing champions when it comes to yards per...Read More
As one of the eight NFL teams with a new head coach, the Bengals had the option to begin will officially begin their first offseason practices this week. However, an important event has tabl...Read More
At 33 years old Rams head coach Sean McVay has the youngest coaching tree in NFL history. As the annual league meetings got underway Sunday at the Arizona Biltmore, McVay took a few moments to expound...Read More
The Cincinnati Bengals’ approach to 2019 free agency has been very similar to that of previous years. It’s largely been about keeping their own valued talents they have developed, whi...Read More
Bernard Family Foundation
Being the child of Haitian immigrants, I knew financial struggles at a young age. I've persevered, and dedicated myself to education and sports. I was blessed with a scholarship to attend St. Thomas high school in Fort Lauderdale and was fortunate enough to continue my education, having earned a full ride football scholarship to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Through hard work and dedication I became the first running back selected in the 2013 NFL draft to the Cincinnati Bengals football club. Humbled, I was determined to give back to youth. I believe that every child, no matter their race, religion or income, deserves the opportunity to play sports and more importantly, earn a quality education.
The RUN GIO Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to provide children of Haiti with an opportunity for a quality education. Inspired by my mother, we built Le jardin vert de Josette, or, Josette's green garden 1st classroom with the help of family and friends. The dream is to have matching classrooms ring a courtyard and our goal is to fund the expansion entirely through my foundation. In addition to the school, my foundation provides youth football camps, free of charge, to children who may not have had the opportunity to attend otherwise. I believe that sports build character in a positive, healthy and familiar environment within their community.