Inky Johnson is an American motivational speaker and former college football player. Before he ended up his football career due to injury, he played for the team of the University of Tennessee. After getting retired from football, he went on to complete his studies from the university.
As of now, he is a motivational speaker at schools, community centers, and ceremonies throughout the United States. He has also been a speaker at numerous events, including the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Do you want to know more about the speaker who changed his life from turmoil to motivational? Then keep on scrolling.
Caption: The motivational speaker, Inky Johnson.
Inky Johnson: Bio, Family, Career
Inquoris Johnson who later became popular with nickname ‘Inky’ was born on 12 February 1986. He was born to the supportive and caring parents whose identity unknown in Atlanta, Georgia USA. From a young age, he has built an interest in playing football and making a career as a professional football. He once said that sports were the only way to move away from the environment surroundings filled with gangs, violence, and drug problems.
After passing out from high school, he attended the University of Tennessee. There, he started his collegiate football career. And joined the college’s football team as a cornerback. His coach chose him as the team’s captain after showing the impressive game in 2006 as a defensive back.
In 2007, he graduated from the university with a Bachelor of Arts in Political science as well as an M.SC. in Sports Psychology in 2009. However, due to right arm injury, he further cannot continue his football career. Sadly, before starting his career, it ended up but he never gives up and retired from football. It was not the end for him instead he stood up and decided to become a motivational speaker and also an author.
He wrote an autobiography, ‘Inky: An Amazing Story of Faith and Perseverance’. The books feature his journey from poverty to playing football and then facing life’s dreadful consequences.
Inky Johnson: Personal Life, Wife, & Injury
Moving towards his personal life, the former player is a happily married man. He has married his high school sweetheart Allison on 9 April 2011. The couple had greeted two adorable children from their marriage. Johnson is having a splendid life with his family. Further, there is no information on his extramarital affairs or any problems in their married life.
Further, because of his right shoulder injury, he had to stop his career in playing football. In 2006, with the team playing against the Air Force Academy. All was fine until he went for a tackle and rammed his right shoulder into the other team’s running back, Justin Handley. After that, Johnson was immediately taken to the hospital and run several tests. Then doctors announced some bad news and told that he had severely damaged his right arm and nerves all torn.
Caption: Johnson with his family
Further, doctors gave him surgery options where he had to chose one of the body parts to take nerves to attach his right arm. But the next day, he came with the decision against the transplant surgery. However, he now lives with the paralyzed arm but with his motivation speeches or talks, many people became inspired.
Inky Johnson: Net Worth & Social Media Platforms
Through his motivational talks, he has not only encouraged people to win their hearts but also able to earn for his living. He might be earning a profit from his other business ventures, however, he has not mentioned it anywhere. Further, he is also a writer who makes a considerable fortune from writing. Therefore, he has a net worth estimated at over $1 million.
The motivational speaker can also be stalked on different social media platforms where he shares a glimpse of his work. He has a personal and verified Instagram account with 220k followers. On Twitter, he has unverified account @inkyjohnson with 307.7k followers. Also, he has a Facebook account having more than 241k followers.
Inky Johnson: Body Measurements
As of 2020, he is 34 years old who has an athletic body that has a height of around 1.75m or 5 feet 8 inches. His body weighs around 82 kg but no information on the size of his waist, biceps, and chest. He has short black hair with black eyes color.