Inky Johnson is an American based motivational speaker. He was on the football team while studying in college. He had a lot of passion for football, but in 2006 his right shoulder got paralysed in an accident while playing a football match. His dream of being a sportsperson ended due to this incident. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Inky Johnson in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Inquoris ‘Inky’ Johnson took birth on 12th February 1986 in Atlanta, Georgia. His grandparents raised him. They lived in a 2-bedroom house along with 13 other people. He grew up in a surrounding where the crime rate, drug selling, and gang violence were very high.
Inky assessed his surroundings at a very young age. He decided not to sell drugs or join any gang. He decided to join the NFL to help his family to move on from this situation of poverty. He did high schooling from ‘Alonzo A. Crim Open Campus High School’. Inky pursued his higher studies from ‘University of Tennessee’ with Master’s Degree in Sports Psychology.
Inky Johnson married his high school girlfriend, Allison Johnson. The couple has two kids. The name of their son is Inky Jr., and their daughter’s name is Jada. Inky is living happily with his wife and two children in Atlanta.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Inky Johnson used to race with his cousin almost every day on the streets. One day they both got noticed by a football coach. The coach offered them football training for free. During his university days, he played as a cornerback. His jersey number was 29, and the jersey was very special to him. In 2006, Johnson got an opportunity to play against the ‘Gamecocks’. He played as a defensive back. He proved his immense potential and played so well that he was chosen as the captain.
Johnson got his first victory against the ‘California Bears’. He played again in 2006 against the team ‘Airforce Falcons’. While playing, he met with a severe accident and fell on the ground. After being taken to the hospital, he was told by the doctors that his right shoulder had been paralysed. His dream to be a sportsperson was shattered with this life-threatening injury. After retiring from football, Johnson decided to move on with his life. This was when he decided to be a motivational speaker. He wrote his autobiography ‘An Amazing Story of Faith and Perseverance’.
Net Worth & Earnings
Inky Johnson is now a motivational speaker, guide and a mentor to many children who need help. He guides unprivileged kids in Atlanta by telling about his motivational life journey. He retired from football before he got any significant success in the game. Inky Johnson’s estimated net worth is somewhere around $1 million.
Inky Johnson is an inspiration for every people in the world. He was a keynote speaker at the ‘Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame’ induction ceremony. Johnson is a compelling example of how tragedies can teach us life lessons.