Quinn Johnson, a native of Edgard, LA and a member of the 2003 West St. John (WSJ) State Championship football team, the 2007 Louisiana State University (LSU) National Championship football team, and the 2011 Green Bay Packers NFL Championship team will be honored with a day being named in his honor at the February 22 Parish council meeting.
Beginning his football career with the St. John the Baptist Parish Recreation Department, Quinn Johnson's successes are far and above the norm. A West St. John Alumnus, Johnson was a top two-way player in high school and received numerous awards for his accomplishments. He was a member of the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen and the New Orleans Times-Picayune's Top 20 Blue-Chip List. Continuing his football career, Johnson was awarded a football scholarship to LSU in 2004. On the offensive side of the ball, Johnson played in 40 games, and became arguably the best blocking fullback to ever play for LSU.
During his last semester at LSU, Quinn entered the 2009 NFL Draft ranked as the third-best fullback in the country and was drafted in the 5th round by the Green Bay Packers. One of only three fullbacks for the Packers in 2009 and remaining with them in 2010, Quinn achieved the ultimate goal of winning the Super Bowl. After talking with Johnson about winning the Super Bowl, he said, "It's still unbelievable that everyone is so excited for me."
"We are so proud of Quinn for all of his accomplishments. By winning championships in high school, college, and as a member of the NFL, he has achieved the highest goal at each level of his football career. I am excited to congratulate him on his big win with a day proclaimed in his name," said Parish President Natalie Robottom.
A parade is scheduled in Quinn's honor this Saturday, February 26, 2011 on the West Bank. It will begin at West St. John High School at 11:30 a.m. and proceed along the River Road. Congratulations NFL World Champion Quinn Johnson!