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Paris Johnson Jr.

2023 1st Round Pick

6th Pick Overall

Unanimous First-Team All-American

Walter Camp, FWAA, AFCA

All Big Ten Conference

Coaches & Media

Journalism Degree

Graduated in less than 3 years

Academic All Big Ten

The Ohio State University

Armed Services Merit Award Winner*

11th Recipient

*The Paris Johnson Jr. Foundation was selected as the 11th recipient of the Armed Forces Merit Award presented by the Football Writers Association of America for the assistance it provides to veterans.

Paris Johnson Jr. to Partner With Pat Tillman Foundation & Coca-Cola for Summer Water Drive

Cardinals offensive lineman Paris Johnson Jr. is partnering with the Pat Tillman Foundation and Coca-Cola for the second annual Summer Water Drive to benefit residents of UMOM New Day Centers (3333 E. Van Buren St, Phoenix) on Sunday, June 30 from 10:00-11:30 AM.

Johnson, along with Cardinals Cheerleaders, his family and Tillman Scholars from the Pat Tillman Foundation, will visit UMOM to distribute approximately 10,000 bottles of Dasani water donated by Coca-Cola. There will also be interactive games for children and families to enjoy at the event.

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About Paris

Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Paris Johnson Jr. has achieved success both on and off the field because of his work ethic, character, and commitment to faith, family and football. While still in high school, where he was regarded as the top ranked offensive tackle in his class, Paris and his mom, Monica, started the Paris Johnson Jr. Foundation supporting veterans and disadvantaged youth athlete communities.

Paris’ charitable contributions were recognized as he received the 2022 Armed Services Merit Award. Paris is now an offensive lineman for the Arizona Cardinals after being selected #6 overall in the NFL Draft.

Paris is currently an offensive lineman for the Arizona Cardinals after being selected #6 overall in the NFL Draft.

Paris Johnson Jr. Foundation

Serving Veterans & Student Athletes

We want individuals to know their past doesn't define them. We exist to provide assistance so the veterans and athletes we serve can seek the most out of their lives.

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Paris Johnson Jr. Foundation

Our Mission

We are dedicated to empowering and serving disabled veterans and disadvantaged student athletes with dignity and respect. We accomplish this by ensuring that disabled veterans, student athletes and their families can obtain helpful resources that benefit them.

*The Paris Johnson Jr. Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable purposes as set forth in the pertinent provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and/or any other federal laws, rules, or regulations governing non-profit organizations.

Paris Johnson Jr. Foundation

Armed Forces Merit Award

The Paris Johnson Jr Foundation has been named the 2022 recipient of the Armed Forces Merit Award, which is presented annually to an individual or group within the realm of college football that has a military background or makes an impact on the military community.




Charities Helped


Events Hosted


Veterans Served


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Continued Support

Inspiring The Next Generation

Paris is creating opportunities for young athletes who don't have opportunities to advance their athletic career and who don't have access to safe equipment.

Our Community

Helping Local Hospitals

Paris touring the Cincinnati VA Hospital and donating funds to the Cincinnati VA Hospital.

Giving Back

Helping Disabled Veterans

Paris met a veteran while touring the hospital. The gentlemen shared that he left high school early to fight in Vietnam. He later graduated from Princeton high school who has a program that helps veterans obtain their high school diploma.

Spreading Joy

Providing Gifts to Kids in Need

Learn more about the Columbus Dream Center's Christmas Hope Event at

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Past Foundation Events


NFL Salute to Service Activation

Pittsburgh, PA

The Paris Johnson Jr. Foundation honored Veteran Sara Kerner, by inviting her to attend the Arizona Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers game and spending time with Paris and his family before and after the game.


NFL My Cause My Cleats

Pittsburgh, PA

One side of the cleat will feature his own organization, The Paris Johnson Jr. Foundation, that has the mission to empower disabled veterans and disadvantaged athletes. The other side will be the Pat Tillman Foundation.


Holiday Toy Drive

Columbus, OH & Phoenix, AZ

The goal of the Toy Drive is to provide holiday cheer to both Veteran and underserved families in our community.


Town Hall Feed the Need

Town Hall Columbus

Paris Johnson Jr. and the Paris Johnson Jr. Foundation were proud to participate in the Feed the Need event, serving Columbus community members.

11.13.2023 - 11.17.2023

The Calvary Academy Thanksgiving Project

The Calvary Church, Cincinnati, OH

The collection and donation of food for those in need to enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving meal.


OSU OL Giveback

Guiseppes, Columbus, OH

Paris teamed up with Guiseppe’s Italian Restaurant and McGowan PAE to provide a family style dinner to show appreciation for the entire Buckeye Offensive Line.


Student Athlete Give Back

UMOM New Day Center

Paris and the Foundation teamed up with Wilson Football and BodyArmor to provide apparel, footballs, and hydration to the Taft and Princeton High School football programs.


Summer Water Drive

UMOM New Day Center

Paris teamed up with local bottler, Swire Coca-Cola to distribute more than 8,000 water bottles to the residents of the UMOM New Day Center.


NFL Draft National WWI Museum Event & Activation

The National WWI Museum, Kansas City, MO

Paris and his family led the Memorial Tower Lighting at the National WWI Museum in Kansas City the night before the NFL Draft. As part of the Draft event, Paris honored a veteran with tickets to the Draft and by auctioning off his signed NFL Draft Jersey and apparel.


Holiday Toy Drive

Various Locations

The goal of the Toy Drive is to provide holiday cheer to both Veteran and underserved families in our community.



Town Hall Columbus

Paris Johnson Jr. and the Paris Johnson Jr. Foundation were proud to participate in the Feed the Need event, serving Columbus community members.


The Thanksgiving Project

The Calvary Church

A special community effort in partnership with the Springdale Police Department and Princeton School District, in which Paris Johnson Jr. Foundation, The Calvary Church and The Calvary Academy work together to help families, facing hardships, with a Thanksgiving meal.


Winter Coat Drive

1401 Holly Avenue, Columbus, OH 43212

Thank you to everyone that supported this coat drive with the Paris Johnson Jr Foundation, Dream Center Columbus, and Hometeam Properties. Your donations for a coat this winter are extremely appreciated.


The Mission For Nicaragua


We have set the goal to put at least 200 children in 100 beds of warmth and comfort.


Making Christmas Special for Families in our City

Columbus Dream Center
38 West Greenwood Ave, 43201

This holiday event is all about sharing the LOVE and HOPE of Jesus. Have fun shopping and drop gifts off!


Homeless Veteran Pop-up

Thompson Community Recreation Center
1189 Dennison Ave, Columbus, OH 43201

We were able to provide hamburgers/hot dogs, food, clothing, toiletries, groceries, and water to homeless veterans.


FBU Football Camp

Cincinnati, OH
Columbus, OH

Paris hosted a FBU football camp in Cincinnati and Columbus Ohio that helped inpsire young student athletes.

11.24.2020 - 12.20.2020

Christmas Toy Drive

Lincoln Heights Municipal Building
1201 Steffen St, Cincinnati, OH 45215

We requested toys for families that are being affected by the pandemic - Barack Obama My Brother’s Keeper Cincinnati Chapter.


Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway

Happy Pizza
1064 N Bend Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45224

Bethlehem Baptist Church (Cincinnati) and Paris Johnson Jr Foundation are giving away 71 turkeys this holiday season.

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In The News


Fox 10 Sports Night - Cardinal's Rookie Paris Johnson Jr.

So impressed w/ Cardinal's rookie Paris Johnson Jr it was great featuring him on Fox 10 Sports Night.


Paris Pitch Highlights Rookie Night At The Ballpark

Cardinals take field trip for the first time since before COVID.


Game On - Paris Johnson Jr.

Cardinals insider Dani Sureck challenges rookie tackle Paris Johnson Jr. for an intense game of "Guess Who" in the latest episode of Game On.


Paris Johnson Jr. Press Conference - Rookie Mini Camp Day One

Paris Johnson Jr., the No. 6 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, addresses the media following day one of the Cardinals 2023 rookie minicamp.


Got it from his mama: Cardinals OL Paris Johnson’s charitable work a family affair

TEMPE — Among the unique facts about Arizona Cardinals rookie offensive lineman Paris Johnson Jr., there is one in particular that stands out above the rest.


Paris Johnson Jr: Path to the 2023 NFL Draft

Wilson Football teamed up with Paris Johnson Jr., to go behind-the-scenes of his NFL Draft experience.


Paris Johnson Jr. Begins To Write His Story As A Cardinal

First-round tackle majored in journalism, but embraces football as life


Paris Johnson Jr. Introductory Press Conference

Paris Johnson Jr., the No. 6 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft meets with the media for the first time as a member of the Arizona Cardinals.


PHOTOS: Paris Johnson Jr. Draft Photoshoot

Images of 2023 first-round draft pick Paris Johnson Jr. in studio for his first photoshoot as an Arizona Cardinal.


PHOTOS: Paris Johnson Jr. Arrives In Arizona

Images of the Cardinals 2023 first-round draft pick, Paris Johnson Jr., during his first day in Arizona


After Second Trade, Cardinals Pick Up Paris Johnson In First Round

After trading down and then up, Cardinals land tackle at No. 6


Cardinals Select Paris Johnson Jr. With No. 6 Pick

The Cardinals select Ohio State Buckeyes offensive tackle Paris Johnson Jr. in Round 1 of the 2023 NFL Draft with the No. 6 overall pick.


Paris Johnson Jr. Makes Good First Impression With Cardinals

First-round offensive lineman takes part in first rookie minicamp practice.


NFF Hampshire Honor Society

Congratulations to Paris Johnson, Jr for the 2023 NFF Hampshire Honor Society! The NFF Hampshire Honor Society is comprised of college football players from all divisions of the NCAA, NAIA and sprint football who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college careers.


Quarterback C.J. Stroud, offensive tackle Paris Johnson Jr., running backs Miyan Williams and TreVeyon Henderson, and others teamed up with TownHall of Columbus to serve warm meals to those in need.


Three days until Thanksgiving and five days before The Game, some of Ohio State’s biggest stars spent time giving back to the community on Monday.


The Paris Johnson Jr. Foundation is pleased to be named as a 2022 ReVision Gives Back honoree.


FBU & US Army All-American Bowl Alumni, Paris Johnson Jr. shares how his foundation is helping in his community.


As Ohio State’s Paris Johnson Jr. chases Orlando Pace, he already belongs next to Chase Young: Nathan Baird’s observations


Johnson and his family are making a difference this Holiday season through his foundation, the Paris Johnson Jr. Foundation. The foundation, which is a labor of love for the entire Johnson family, has a couple of winter events planned with many more plans and ideas to deploy in the future.


Ohio State offensive lineman Paris Johnson Jr. talks with the media about the Paris Johnson Jr. Foundation, a charitable organization he founded in high school.


Local football standout's foundation passes out Thanksgiving dinners to families in need.


The Paris Johnson Jr. Foundation: Charitable Organization Created by Ohio State Freshman Takings Its Next Steps This Holiday Season.


Charitable Organization Created by Ohio State Freshman Takings Its Next Steps This Holiday Season.


Ohio State freshman offensive tackle Paris Johnson Jr. has a passion for giving back to the community, and therefore has started the Paris Johnson Jr. Foundation. The two main reasons Johnson started the foundation are his dedication to helping disabled military veterans and underprivileged youth athletes.


Ohio State commit Paris Johnson Jr. splits time between his football career and starting his own foundation, the "Paris Johnson Jr. Foundation," which helps young athletes and disabled veterans.


Meet the nation's No. 1 offensive tackle in 2020 Paris Johnson.

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