Walter Payton


2017 nominee


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Michael Johnson Nominated for Walter Payton Man Of The Year


Fans are encouraged to post #WPMOYChallenge and their favorite nominee’s last name on social media between Dec. 11 and Jan. 7. The nominee who receives the most hashtag mentions will win an additional $25,000 donation to his charity of choice from Nationwide, the runner-up will receive $10,000 and the third-place winner will receive $5,000.

Past News & Events

MJ Fun Fest Sat. July 18

MJ Fun Fest Sat. July 18 MEDIA ALERT: SELMA, AL Who: Cincinnati Bengals player and Selma AL native Michael Johnson What: Johnson has teamed up with Wallace State College and Sarrell Dentistry for an exciting 2nd Annual Michael Johnson Fun Fest. This event is family...

LEARNING FROM A PRO: Johnson comes home for camp

Published in Selma Times-Journal by Alaina Denean on April 18, 2015 Wide eyes and smiles appeared on the faces of more than 200 children Saturday as they listened to NFL star and Selma native Michael Johnson at Memorial Stadium. Johnson, defensive end for the...

Johnson Honored For Giving Back to Fire Department

Published in Selma Times-Journal by Alaina Denean on April 17, 2015 NFL star and Selma native Michael Johnson made his way to the Queen City for his annual football and cheerleading camp. Leading up to the event, a reception was held for the sponsors of the camp. With...


MJ accepted the challenge by donating 50,000 airline miles to Make-A-Wish. Every mile donated helps wish kids and their families travel to destinations around the world. Once donated, your miles will never expire and are used to support wishes across the country. This...


(originally posted by Geoff Hobson Editor on The Mike Factor With Michael Johnson in the fold as the starting right end, here’s what it means: -Call this The Michael Johnson Tribute Draft. Next month’s draft has opened up big enough to drive through the...

Selma: Michael Marches with The President

It's my image, but it represents us all; Whatever comes to your heart when you think about our society; the city of Selma, Alabama; Its role in the civil rights movement; Empowerment. Uplifting; Awareness. We must never forget the sacrifices made for the freedoms we...

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