Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Michael Johnson gave Bucs fans a glimpse of what could be last week when he recovered a fumble that was the result of a Gerald McCoy sack in the Dolphins game. The play set up a touchdown from Josh McCown to Vincent Jackson and was reminiscent of the swarming, wrecking crew-style defense that was constantly forcing turnovers and made Tampa Bay of the NFL’s top defensive teams in the late 90s and early 2000s.
Read more at Sports Talk Florida – One-on-One with Bucs Defensive End Michael Johnson
The Fun Fest during camp weekend was so successful we’re doing it again!
Join us for entertainment of music, games, food, bingo and good old fashioned FUN!
It’s a community event and everyone is welcome; so bring your lawn chair or your blanket, and especially your kids, and ENJOY!
We’re looking forward to seeing you there.
MJ90 Fun Fest – July 5th Concordia College, Broad St. Campus
$5 per person entry fee.
Friday, May 30 – Second graduation of the MJ93 Computer Initiative Class at the Historical St. James Hotel, 6:30 pm
Saturday, July 5 – Michael Johnson Fun Fest at Concordia College, Broad Street Campus open to kids of all ages. Games, music, food, bingo, prizes, but mostly FUN! $5 per person.
Tampa Bay Buccaneer Defensive End #90 Michael Johnson recently welcomed over 250 campers and a couple dozen of coaches to his 5th Annual Michael Johnson Youth Football & Cheer Camp and family-friendly Fun Fest with the NFL in his hometown of Selma, Alabama!
Fun Fest attendees enjoyed interactive games, music, food, and entertainment including a wing eating contest sponsored by Kentucky Fried Chicken, celebrity and NFL athlete autographs and photos as well as special meet and greets with MTV star Coleysia Chestnut, 3D the Boss, Dr. Rondrick Williamson and mini make overs by We TV “LA Hair” star China Upshaw.
On the following day, football campers were taught basic football fundamentals while the cheer and dance campers learned basic cheer, dance and twirl routines and at half time all guests were treated to a live performance by pop trio 3D the Boss!
NFL and college athletes, celebrities, coaches and experts participated in the Fun Fest with the NFL and football camp! Participants included:
Carlos Dunlap, Cincinnati Bengals #96 Defense End, Clinton McDonald, Tampa Bay Buccaneers #98, China Upshaw; celebrity hairstylist, Coleysia Chestnut, MTV Personality, performers 3D The Boss, Dr. Rondrick Williamson, Dr. Erin Wilson, Wallace Gilberry, Cincinnati Bengals #95 Defensive End, Ben Obomanu, Seattle Seahawks #87 WR, Geno Atkins, Cincinnati Bengals #97 Defensive Tackle, Robert Geathers, Cincinnati Bengals #91 Defensive End, Cedric Dickerson, Ex-CFL #24 Defensive Back, Jeremy Harrison, Jacksonville State University #35 Safety, Beau Reinmiller, University of Alabama #6, Cody E., Jacksonville State University #93, Markell Cunningham, Navy #88, Anthony E., Georgia Tech #41, Maurice Carter High School Friend, Bob Taylor Morgan Academy, Coach, Bert Crum Michael’s First Football, Coach, Jamie Tellion Cathedral Academy, Coach, Justin Simpson, Chris Rudolph, Toby Thomas, Ronald Lane, Gabe West, Head Cheer Coach, Jess West, Choreographer, Brittany Williams, Jamie Miller, Megan Headd, Tiffany Shepard and Shifra Burton.
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Kingsmen Media Group Photo Gallery
video courtesy of Kingsmen Media Group
Selma Times Journal article:
Johnson camp yet another success
WSFA news story:
Tampa Bay Bucs Michael Johnson hold youth camp in Selma
Michael is proud to be the newest member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
MJ93 Fund announces that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and free-agent defensive end Michael Johnson agreed to a five-year deal worth $43.75 million. The proud Selma, Alabama native participated in an official press conference where all the team’s newly signed free agents were introduced to the sunny city of Tampa.
Appealing to a broader youth audience in the Selma/Dallas County area, in addition to the camp, Johnson will also host the MJ93 Fun Fest with the NFL proceeding the camp on Friday April 25th from 4pm until 9pm. The family friendly event will be a one of a kind experience of games (including Bingo), music, food, entertainment and celebrity/NFL athlete autograph booth for all of the community, but especially for the kids for only a $2 donation at Memorial Stadium as well.
Boys Camp: Basic Football Fundementals
Girls Camp: Cheer, Dance & Twirling
Registration is $20 ($25 after April 24th if space is available.) Boys will be taught basic football fundamentals by Cincinnati Bengal, Michael Johnson, Clinton McDonald of the Super Bowl Champions, Seattle Seahawks, and several other NFL guests, coaches and college players. Girls will be instructed by experienced personnel in cheer, dance and twirl.
Registration is limited to 300 kids. First come, first serve. Early Registration is encouraged.
Check-in begins at 8:30 for the morning group and 12:30 for the afternoon group. Please make sure you are checked in before your camp is scheduled to start so that we may begin on time.
Boys & Girls Ages 8-12 9am-11am
Boys & Girls Ages 13-17 1pm-3pm
What to wear: Boys – tee shirt, shorts & cleats, Girls – Tee shirt light flexible shoes and shorts. No earrings, bracelets or studs. No jeans. Hair pinned up.
What Not to Bring: radios, tobacco, weapons, alcohol, pets. fireworks, or any other offensive or distracting paraphernalia.
Registration Fee $20.00
Please complete the following form or download and print the Application form:
After you complete and submit the form below you will be redirected to complete payment. Submit one form per child.
Please note submitting this form does not guarantee placement in the camp, you must also complete the payment process.
The Bengals have partnered with the American Dairy Association for Fuel Up to Play 60.
The program emphasizes healthy eating and 60 minutes of physical activity a day for kids.
View Micahel in all of the Fuel Up to Play 60 videos with his co-star Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador MiCayla Pitts from Corrysville Catholic School.
(note: select from “PLAYLIST” below to choose from the four spots or view them all by clicking the PLAY ALL button)
Bowling with the Bengals (to benefit Most Valuable Kids & the Michael Johnson Foundation)
Saturday, June 8, Noon – 3:00, Princeton Bowl, 11711 Princeton Pike, Cincinnati, OH
Lanes are Limited, act fast!
Celebrity Lane Sponsor – $1,000
5 people to bowl with a Bengals player, 2 tickets to the VIP evening party with the players, corporate signage and recognition
Lane Host – $500
6 people to bowl (without a Bengals player), corporate/family recognition on lane
Can’t Attend – I’d like to purchase a lane and send deserving kids to my place! $500 (fully tax-deductible)
Can’t Afford, please accept my donation to MVK
Additional Sponsorships available. Visit mostvaluablekids.org for sponsorship information or to pay by credit card, or send payment by May 24 to MVK, 7530 Fernwood Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45237.
Boys and Girls Ages 8—17
Saturday, April 27, 2013
108 W. Dallas Avenue Selma, AL 36701
Community Breakfast and Silent Auction Friday, April 26th 7:30-10:30 AM (CDT)
George Evans Reception Hall
8 Lawrence Street, Selma, Alabama Read more
While the NFL and NFL Players Association have finalized the official non-exclusive franchise designation amounts, no team has used the mechanism with just three days remaining before the March 4 deadline.
Offseason Forecast: Bengals
Around The League examines what’s next for all 32 NFL teams. Chris Wesseling covers the Bengals. More …
That will be changing soon. The Bengals plan to apply the $11.175 million franchise tag to defensive end Michael Johnson, a source close to the player told NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.
read more “Michael Johnson gets Cincinnati Bengals’ franchise tag” by Chris Wesseling on NFL.com
The most well-rounded of the young pass rushers, Johnson was strong against the run while compiling 11.5 sacks last season. Was it a coincidence that he finally put it all together in a contract year?
Former football star Michael Johnson is back on campus to finish his business administration degree.
Much has changed for Michael Johnson, and it goes well beyond the fact that the Cincinnati Bengals’ defensive end is thicker than when he played for Georgia Tech.
He’s back on campus, and taking three classes toward an eventual business administration degree. Class is not the same as it was for him from 2005-2009, when he was drafted in the third round by Cincinnati. There’s a difference between a student and a student-athlete.
Encouraged by Coach Gaylen Denson and English Teacher, Joann Young, who both taught Michael in middle school, students wrote him letters expressing how inspired they were to be attending the same school he attended, sitting in the same seats he sat in, and being taught by the same teachers. His reaction was that of exhilaration, appreciation and thankfulness that “they’re finally getting it”.
“The fact that you graduated from this school and Dallas County really shows that it doesn’t matter where you’re from, it’s where you’re going.” A. spivey
“I always put 110 per cent out there on the field like you did and thinking about how good you are helps me achieve goals out there on the field.” C. Lester
“By seeing you so successful that inspires kids in Selma to do their best, we see that a person from little ole Selma has become successful and we feel like we can do anything if we believe and have good grades.” S. England
“Your success daily fuels the dreams of many of our students and athletes.”
Geoff Hobson, Editor Bengals.com
You’ve got to scramble to find Michael Johnson nowadays on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Your best shot is between Financial Management, where he is bonding with hedge funds, and Earth and Atmospheric Science, where his 85 on the semester’s first test lifted him into the region above the class average of 78. continue reading Classy Offseason
Monday, January 21, 2013
Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square
The Historical Society of Washington, DC
801 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
7:00 PM to 1:00 AM
As one of the recipients of the team PULSE award Michael will be eligible for the Byron “Whizzer” White Award. “A panel of peers will select five finalists from the pool of PULSE winners. All finalists will receive additional charity donations and one will be named the 2013 Byron “Whizzer” White Award winner and receive an additional $100,000 for his charity.” [Read more...] NFLPA Announces PULSE Award Winners