Johnson Receives Degree from Georgia Tech

Just in Time for Mother’s Day

NFL Pro Returned to Tech Nearly Every Off Season Until Goal was Met
NFL Pro Returns to Tech Year After Year Until Goal is Met

“I’m representing not only myself but my family and community. There are a lot of people supporting me, especially kids who might look up to me. It hasn’t been a cakewalk, this is my third semester coming back here to finish. This is the final push, and I’m doing the best I can.” –Michael Johnson

Even with rigors and rewards of being in a professional athlete, the studious, and steady Selma, Alabama native never lost sight of his educational goals or his promise to his mother. Michael was determined to complete his education no matter how long it took. The Cincinnati Bengals defensive end 1st enrolled at Tech in Fall, 05 thru Spring, 08 before being drafted my the NFL. He returned during his off seasons Spring semesters ’11, ’13 and finally this year at last earning his degree at the university he set out at.


Read the interview with Michael Johnson about his journey back to school at Georgia Tech

MJ Earned a Bachelors Degree Of Science 
in Business Administration
MJ Makes Momma Proud!
“My heart was bursting with pride. He finished what he started and got his degree. That’s quite an accomplishment. He really understands his role as a model and how important that is to youth.
That makes me feel like I also did as I promised to God, that I would do my best to raise him in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”
Says Mother, Mrs. Thomasene Johnson.
Friends and Family Came from All Over the Country to Celebrate Michael’s BIG DAY!
Family Photo After Graduation
Family Means Everything to the Gentle Giant


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