Mr. Johnson, age 38, majored in Journalism and Communications at the University of Oregon from 1994 to 1997, and attended the Craig James Broadcast School in 2000. Johnson has always had an eye for developing new companies with upside potential, and has a wide variety of experience in some key areas.
Johnson has held C-Level positions in the oil and gas, consumer products, and neutraceutical industries in both public and private sectors, as well as consulting in the private equity, mining, gaming, entertainment, internet, construction and corporate finance industries. Patrick has assisted several charities and non-profit organizations with his volunteer and fund raising efforts. During his NFL career, Patrick pledged money for the Baltimore Ravens/Police Athletic League Challenge of Champions, and also modeled in a Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Show to help raise money for the Living Classrooms Foundation of Baltimore, an educational program that targets at-risk youth, and also spearheaded the fifth annual “Baltimore Reads Books for Kids Day” at Baltimore Polytechnic High School in 2000, helping the group collect nearly 25,000 children’s books that were distributed to low-income families. In 2003 while playing for the Washington Redskins, he interned with GOPAC, a political action committee designed to train candidates for grassroots-level campaigning. He has accepted several keynote speaking engagements and is an accomplished broadcast journalist and published writer, having authored/co-authored articles in Worth, Overtime, and Dancetrack magazines as well as co-hosted and appeared as a guest analyst for many sports talk radio and television shows.
Johnson founded The Patrick Johnson Foundation, a not-for-profit organization in 2003. It is dedicated to public service in the work of children’s and veteran’s hospitals, and seeks to eradicate joblessness by providing scholarships and job training initiatives to high school and college students, military veterans, single mothers and the formerly incarcerated in the ethical and socially constructive integration of sports and business.
Patrick was a two-sport athlete at the University of Oregon, excelling in both football and track, winning numerous awards and championships during his collegiate athletic career. As an Olympic-caliber sprinter, Johnson won the Pac-10 Championships in the 400 meters, an NCAA All-American at 100 and 200 meters, and defeated the legendary Carl Lewis in a 100-meter race at the Drake Relays in 1995. As an All-American wide receiver at Oregon, he was Offensive MVP of the 1997 Las Vegas Bowl and was also a member of UO’s 1994 Rose and 1995 Cotton Bowl teams. Johnson was inducted into the University of Oregon Athletics Hall of Fame for both sports in 2014, and was the 42nd overall pick in the 1998 NFL draft. Johnson also earned a Super Bowl ring when the Baltimore Ravens defeated the New York Giants 34-17 in Super Bowl XXXV.Get in touch