Catching up with Michigan's Touchdown Billy Taylor

Documentary debuts Monday on BTN

(WXYZ) - Touchdown Billy Taylor is now Dr. Billy Taylor and his mission is saving lives and helping people. He stopped by the 7 studios to talk with Tom Leyden about his new documentary.

Perseverance, The Story of Billy Taylor, will debut on the Big Ten Network Monday night, September 30 at 9:30pm. 

CLICK HERE to watch a trailer.

The documentary tells the story of Taylor's life, from the highs of accomplishment at Michigan Stadium, to the lows of addiction and incarceration.

Taylor's story of recovery and reclamation is both inspiring and uplifting and it culminates with a special moment shared with his son, Will III, at Michigan Stadium when he was welcomed back to a football game by the University to be recognized by the fans.

Dr. Taylor's Get Back Up treatment facility is located in Detroit and has been serving men battling addictions for the last six years.


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