Redskins Cornerback And Southern University Product Danny Johnson Gives Away Over 350 Backpacks

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Redskins Cornerback And Southern University Product Danny Johnson Gives Away Over 350 Backpacks

By: Omar Cook

With the NFL season approaching, we hear news of teams preparing for training camp, season predictions, and contract talks, but here is a story that goes beyond sports. Washington Redskins Cornerback and former Southern University standout Danny Johnson put together a back to school giveaway in Louisiana this past weekend.

At this event we gave away 350+ backpacks within 40 minutes filled with school supplies. I plan on doing this event every year, hoping that it gets bigger.

At the event, Danny provided food and also signed bags for the kids. Danny is going into his second season with the Redskins and is already making a major impact off the field. Seeing athletes use their platform to make a difference in their communities is major. Danny went undrafted out of Southern University and has been making the best out of his opportunity on and off the field.

It means a lot to me to give back to my community because that community gave me an opportunity and hope to make it out! They had my back through whatever so it’s a must I help the next generation.

This is the first year that Danny put this event on and he already has plans on doing this for a long time to come.

The goal of this event was to show kids that within the next 10 years they could be the ones giving back regardless of what career they choose, and the purpose was to get them excited about this upcoming school year!

Not only are we excited to see how this event grows in the next few years but we are looking forward to seeing Danny shine on the football field. Players that know their purpose and understand that it is bigger than football, are players that we should be rooting for.

Just want to thank all the kids that came out for giving me a reason to grind everyday, and make sure I be an example for them.



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