Johnson describes himself as a poetic inspirational speaker, an investor, and, most importantly, a humble servant. He grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and started playing football at a young age out of a love for the game and with an appreciation of how the sport brought camaraderie to his family.
Having grown up surrounded by phenomenal football players, Johnson never thought he would have the opportunity to play in college, much less the League. When it came time for him to decide on a college, however, Johnson was a standout at his high school and saw football as a means to open doors for himself and his family.
His desire to excel both in the classroom and on the field was at the heart of his decision to attend The Georgia Institute of Technology. “I ended up choosing Georgia Tech because it was the best of both worlds as far as athletically and academically,” he said. Johnson’s five years at the school were spent earning his bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in finance, along with going on to earn his master’s in building construction—a degree inspired by his father, who was a life-long carpenter.
His love for inspirational speaking also began during college when he started traveling to local schools to encourage young people to utilize school resources and relationships for self development. Furthermore, Isaiah found his poetic voice when his football career came to an end. After attending an Open Mic Spoken word event in 2019, he challenged himself to utilize this creative outlet to help cope into his football retirement.