Paris Johnson Jr. announced as winner of 2022 Armed Forces Merit Award
Paris Johnson Jr. is doing well on the field for Ohio State. It looks like he’s doing well off the field too.
The Paris Johnson Jr. Foundation was started while he was in high school and helps disabled and homeless veterans as well as underprivileged athletes.
Johnson went on ESPN to accept the 2022 Armed Forces Merit Award. The award is presented by the Football Writers Association of America and goes to a player that has a military background or involvement that has an impact within college football.
Johnson was quick to thank all the other finalists for the award and talk about how big an honor it was to receive it.
“It just means so much,” said Johnson. “This is a huge honor. I would like to congratulate the other finalists for this award as well, for all the hard work they’ve done. This is an honor for me and my foundation to accept this award.”
Here’s the full video clip of Johnson’s interview with ESPN:
Congratulations to @ParisJohnsonJr. This hour on SportsCenter, the @OhioStateFB standout spoke w/ @HannahStormESPN about his foundation being named the 2022 recipient of the Armed Forces Merit Award by the @ArmedForcesBowl for its working helping military veterans and families. pic.twitter.com/p376KzOOFg
— bill hofheimer (@bhofheimer_espn) November 11, 2022
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