This hit me hard..
— Athlete Nation (@AthleteNation) March 18, 2016
Many Tennessee fans know Inky Johnson’s story and have perhaps heard him speak. If not, the basics are that Johnson was an unheralded defensive back at Tennessee who worked his way into the starting lineup before a life-threatening injury abruptly halted his UT career in a game against air Force on Sept. 9, 2006.
Doctors were able to save his life, but nerve damage ended his playing career. Johnson has gone on to have an inspiring career as a motivational speaker – telling his story about how he hasn’t let obstacles get in his way.
He speaks to teams, groups, businesses, churches and anybody else looking to be inspired and encouraged.
“You’ll see a man who looks in the face of defeat and says, “Am I really failing, or is God prevailing?” his website says. “You’ll see a man gripped by the promise that God has purposes and plans far beyond our own. And you’ll be inspired by his relentless determination, which he loves to impart to others through his dramatic story.”
And part of his story has been circulating around the internet and social media in the clip above. It’s worth a few minutes of your day.