Eagles starting right tackle Lane Johnson hasn’t reported for OTAs just yet, but he’s still doing some really important work off the field.
Johnson is donating $500,000 to Kilgore College — where he played before suiting up at Oklahoma — to build “The Lane” Athletic Performance Center.
According to Brandon Boone, SVP of Comms and Community Affairs for the Eagles:
“I’m finally in a place where I can make these things a reality and inspire the next generation to chase their dreams. It truly is an underdog story — coming from small town East Texas to a JUCO to making it in the NFL and winning a Super Bowl. My whole purpose is to show them that they can accomplish anything they set their minds to. The only ones who are going to stop them are themselves and people who are trying to diminish their confidence. I am excited for the future of Kilgore College athletics and look forward to watching this program compete for championships.”
The Eagles continue to emphasize the importance they place on the quality of players they add to their roster, and the guys continue to do amazing work with the opportunity that they’re given. It’s certainly no surprise that Johnson is among those dedicated to giving back to his former and current communities, but it’s still nice to see them in action every year.