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Inky Johnson Podcasts

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21 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Inky Johnson. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Inky Johnson, often where they are interviewed.

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21 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Inky Johnson. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Inky Johnson, often where they are interviewed.

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# 47 - Inky Johnson - Sharing his life changing story!

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Inky Johnson grew up in Atlanta surrounded by drugs and violence.⁣

The struggles and challenges were all around him as a young boy, but he managed to defy the odds and received a scholarship to play football at the University of Tennessee, where he was projected to be a top NFL daft pick.⁣

However, his dreams of playing in the NFL changed in an assistant after a routine tackle that changed the direction of his life forever.⁣

You would think that his injury would have destroyed his motivation and crushed his spirit. But, that couldn’t be further from the truth.⁣

When you hear this interview, you will hear a man who looks in the face of defeat and says, “Am I really failing, or is God prevailing?”⁣

You will see a man gripped by the promise that God has purposes and plans far beyond our own.⁣

This interview and the words Inky shares will inspire you more than you can ever imagine.⁣

So, if you are going through something right now, whatever it is…..this interview is directed at YOU.⁣

As a dad of two kids, Inky shares a lot about the wisdom he has gained being a father.⁣

He uses his daily struggles as lessons from his kids and pushes them, but he also makes sure they understand that that it is ok to fail.⁣

He teaches them that failure is part of growing and his is showing them through his own failures.⁣
Sep 13 2020 · 32mins
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Episode 8 - Inky Johnson

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From a tough upbringing to a potential first round draft pick, Inky Johnson was on his way to his dreams, and he worked his butt off for it.  But on September 9, 2006, his plans were derailed.  Unbelievably, he calls his injury a blessing and now he shares his story to illustrate how a lot of determination and a little bit of stubborness can get you to where you're supposed to be.  Listen to his amazing story.

First, DJ and Scott tackle the complicated topic that paralyzed the sports world on August 26.  Professional athletes across all sports are boycotting their games as a show of unity to support social change and police reform.

Oh, and on a lighter note, Scott tells the story of crashing into a building this week.


Aug 27 2020 · 48mins
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Inspirational speaker, Inky Johnson suffered a life-altering injury in 2006. While on course to be a first-round NFL draft pick, God’s plan for Inky would take him on a different journey. One that would not only give Inky the means to take care of his family but would also bless him with a platform to inspire and touch so many lives by sharing his story.

An amazing interview that will inspire audiences to embrace the challenges in your life.

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Jul 21 2020 · 1hr 25mins
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Inky Johnson: Former University of Tennessee Defensive Back, Motivational Speaker

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Today we are joined by Inky Johnson who shares his compelling story of perseverance and conviction. From a promising NFL career to a complete repurposing of his life, Inky, through his faith, has been able to continue his calling of inspiring people and changing lives by sharing his incredible personal experience. His paralyzed right arm hasn’t hindered his resolve in the least. It’s as though his “disaster” was indeed a blessing. Support the show.

Jun 03 2020 · 55mins
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#1 Inky Johnson: Injured Collegiate Athlete Turned Motivational Speaker

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Alex hosts Inky Johnson - an American motivational speaker and former college football player. His football career ended in 2006 at the University of Tennessee with an injury that permanently paralyzed his right arm. Johnson went on to study psychology and is now a motivational speaker at schools, community centers, and ceremonies throughout the United States. He has been the keynote speaker at numerous events, including the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Apr 12 2020 · 39mins
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Inky Johnson, Inspirational Speaker

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Inky Johnson, who played his college football at Tennessee, unpacks his faith and life since a routine tackle turned into a life-threatening injury that ended his promising football career. Although Inky has a paralyzed right arm, he’s embraced the challenges of life and inspires others to do the same while speaking all over the country. He is also a devoted husband, father, and man of God.


  • Coronavirus adjustments
  • Faith perspective
  • How he reacted to his injury
  • Influencing others
  • Controlling what you can control
  • Peace and handling fear
  • Speaking to teams around the country
  • The power of sports
  • Tennessee football
  • His inspirations

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Mar 27 2020 · 34mins
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Episode #47 INKY JOHNSON - The King of Delayed Gratification

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David's FAVORITE speaker INKY JOHNSON sit's down with him for a candid conversation. 

Inky Johnson is a former University of Tennessee defensive back who didn’t allow misfortune on the field stop him from pursuing a life of purpose. On September 9, 2006, life changed for Inky. What began as a normal college football game ended in a career-finishing injury, leaving Inky with a paralyzed right arm. Through the pain, he transformed what could have been a tragedy into a success story, one that he now uses to empower us all to embrace the challenges of life and accomplish the seemingly impossible.

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Mar 02 2020 · 1hr 3mins
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Perspective Drives Performance with Inky Johnson

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Don’t ask, “why me?” Ask, “Why NOT me!”

I’m honored to present to you this conversation with my friend, Inky.

You will be inspired

You will be changed

You will gain an entirely new perspective on LIFE and on ADVERSITY

Have you been tested in ways you felt you couldn’t understand?

Have you ever been so close to your dream and felt as it if it just slipped through your fingers?

I almost don’t have words. Sitting down with Inky Johnson, I actually gained a new perspective on certain aspects of life that I will never forget

Inky grew up in the heart of Atlanta surrounded by drugs and violence. He slept on the floor of a two-bedroom apartment with 14 other people, only to defy the odds and receive a scholarship to play football at the University of Tennessee, where he was a projected top NFL draft pick. This was all before a routine tackle changed the course of his life forever.

Inky is one of the GREATEST communicators I know. He is an incredibly talented speaker and one of the most humble people I have ever known.

This interview is going to inspire you on a core level because we’ve all had what felt like missed opportunities, failed dreams, or a bad hand dealt at times. But Inky's perspective will radically shift not only the way you think about your story but the MEANING it gives you.

Sometimes when we are going after a dream, our driving force is fame or fortune. Inky’s story is a testament that when your driving force is integrity, character, and your values, you will go much FARTHER, FASTER.

Your CHARACTER is BUILT in times of challenge and controversy. At times during our trials, we may think we are having set-backs, but really it is the very pivot that is driving you towards your higher purpose.

Inky shares his beliefs on why the PROCESS is more important than the product, and we both agreed that HINDSIGHT really gives you the ability to see that there has always been a PLAN.

If you are going through something right now, going after your dream, or trying to figure out the next step...this interview is FOR YOU.

His keys and insights are unique and going to affect you in ways perhaps you’ve never experienced before.

Feb 05 2020 · 50mins
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Inky Johnson & Eric Warfield

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Hosts Clint Switzer and Noah Gronniger are bringing the heat on two once proud programs that have fallen on hard times (Nebraska and Tennessee). Former Husker safety Eric Warfield talks about Nebraska's disappointing blowout loss to Ohio State and former Volunteer Inky Johnson shares his motivational story and what it means for him to be a Vol.
Oct 03 2019 · 1hr 10mins
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Inky Johnson on Overcoming Adversity

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As a college football player, Inky Johnson dreamed of playing in the NFL to make a better life for his family. Inky was on the way to achieving his dream when an injury changed everything. What should have been a routine tackle led to a life-threatening injury that ended his football career and permanently paralyzed his right arm. Instead of being defeated, Inky channeled his hardship into a powerful message of overcoming adversity. As a popular motivational speaker, Inky empowers audiences to embrace the daily challenges of life to live with a greater purpose.

Feb 07 2019 · 50mins