|New Mexico Military Institute – No. 59|
|High school||Tempe HS (AZ)|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight||227 lb (103 kg)|
My-King Johnson is an American football defensive end.
High school career
Johnson attended Tempe High School in Tempe, Arizona for four years.
Johnson earned four letters in football as a defensive end and also Johnson is earned three letters in track and field and rugby. Johnson is served as the football team’s captain as a senior and he earned All-Conference Honors. Johnson is named First-Team All-District and First-Team All-State and District Defensive Player of the Year. Johnson had 22 sacks, 19 tackles-for-loss, two forced fumbles and 90 total tackles as a senior and he holds the school’s all-time sack record.
Johnson earned three star recruit in college football by ESPN, 247sports, Rivals.com and Yahoo Sports. Johnson received a scholarship offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, UCLA, USC and Texas A&M. Johnson initially committed to attend the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), before changing his commitment to Arizona.
Johnson announced on Twitter on August 19, 2019 that he would be playing his sophomore year 2019-2020 season for the New Mexico Military Institute. He played 7 games during the season and made 9 tackles.
Redshirt freshman year
Johnson was released from the University of Arizona on May 3, 2019, for an unspecified violation of team rules. He was released with one other player. Neither team nor player specified why. He was released prior to ever playing a game as he sat out as a redshirt.
Johnson is the son of Nadette Lewis. He has three sisters, Lonnie, A-Queen and Nadette Johnson. My-King’s sister, Lonnie, is a track and field athlete at Abilene Christian University. His major is undecided.
He is openly gay, and he and Scott Frantz are two of the first openly gay players in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. However, in 2017 Johnson redshirted while Frantz became the first openly gay college football player to play in a game for an NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision school. In 2014 Arizona State offensive lineman Chip Sarafin became the first openly gay player on an NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision roster.
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- "Tempe's My-King Johnson commits to Arizona Wildcats". The Arizona Republic. 2017-01-17. Retrieved 2017-08-22.
- "Scott Frantz of Kansas State Wildcats details telling teammates he is gay". ESPN. 2017-07-13. Retrieved 2017-08-22.
- Zeigler, Cyd (2017-09-04). "Big XII football team with openly gay player wins by 36 points. So much for distractions". Outsports. Retrieved 2017-09-08.
- Buzinski, Jim (2014-08-13). "Arizona State football offensive lineman Chip Sarafin comes out as gay". Outsports. Retrieved 2017-08-22.
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