Inky Johnson

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Self-Help Author
Date of Birth February 12, 1986
Place of Birth Atlanta, Georgia
Age 34 years old
Horoscope Aquarius

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Inquoris "Inky" Johnson is 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.

Position: Cornerback
College: Tennessee (2005–2006)
High school: Crim (Atlanta)
Date of birth: February 12, 1986
Place of birth: Atlanta, Georgia

About Inky Johnson

Motivational speaker and author who suffered an injury during a college football game which left him with paralysis in his right arm. He used the experience to advocate for the disabled and write the autobiographical book Inky: An Amazing Story of Faith and Perseverance.

Before Fame

He attended the University of Tennessee, where he earned a master’s degree in sports psychology. He played cornerback on the school's football team.


A video of him telling his life story went viral on Twitter and was retweeted more than 35,000 times.

Family Life

He married a woman named Allison and has children named Jada and Inky Jr.


Like Tony Gaskins, he is a college football player-turned motivational speaker.

Information related to Inky Johnson

  • 2005 Tennessee Volunteers roster
  • 2006 Tennessee Volunteers roster
  • Air Force vs. Tennessee – Game Summary (September 9, 2006) from ESPN
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Latest information about Inky Johnson updated on January 18, 2021.

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