Jacob Johnson is a class of 2023 guard for Catholic High School. He maintains a 3.0 GPA and has a list of achievements including 2nd Team All-District offensive guard. He also helped the CHS Bears win back-to-back LHSAA D1 State championships during his 2020 and 2021 years. Jacob is also a discus thrower and is in the top 3 for the Louisiana region 2. Jacob benches 335, squats 500, and deadlifts 535 pounds. During his last season he had 55 pancakes. He is a very strong player using that to his advantage when blocking for his teammates.
Tell me a little bit about yourself.
J: I’m from New Orleans, Louisiana. I like working with classic cars if I’m not playing football and I throw discus.
What made you play football?
J: I used to be very hyper and my parents put me in football. I didn’t get in trouble hitting other people and I liked it.
What are some things you do to get into your zone before a game?
J: Before games I like to be calm. I like to take naps and I listen to jazz. I don’t like to be too hyper before games.
What is something you’ve learned in football that you’ve been able to apply in everyday life?
J: Never quitting and putting your all into everything and just to enjoy everything you have.
What is an academic and athletic goal you have set for this year?
J: I want to get all A’s and B’s. Athletically, I want to be on of the strongest on my team. I also want to make all-district and win a championship.
What is something that keeps you motivated?
J: My parents. They always push me to do better. When they see me slacking they push me. They’re my number one supporters with everything I do.
What are you most excited for when you think about your future in football?
J: College and making connections through football. I just want to be able to play on the field
What do you want people to know about you? In everyday life or as an athlete?
J: The toughness and grit that I play with on the field. Also the love and passion I have for everything I do including football. I’m happy on and off the field and nothing can bring me down.