Before he became a 2x Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champion, and even before he was named Second-team All Big 12 at Oklahoma, Lane Johnson was a much smaller name.
The franchise right tackle of the Philadelphia Eagles attended Kilgore college, a Junior College, in East Texas. Johnson played as a quarterback and a tight end for the Kilgore Rangers before transferring to Oklahoma after his freshman year.
Now, at age-29, Johnson wants to give back to the Junior College that became the footballing foundation of his career. According to an announcement from the college, Johnson is donating $500,000 to the JUCO in order to fund an ‘Athletic Performance Center’.
“It truly is an underdog story, coming from small-town East Texas to a JUCO to making it in the NFL and winning a Super Bowl” Johnson reportedly told John Clark of NBCS.
This is an incredibly kind gesture and that goes without saying. It marks the latest in what’s becoming a long line of selfless acts by members of the Eagles organization.
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