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TeJay Johnson | America's Smiliest Role Model

Tejay | America's Smiliest Role Model


Instead of pursuing a career in the NFL after playing football at Texas Christian University, Timothy ‘TeJay’ Johnson decided to complete his college degree and enroll in Teach For America after graduation. Currently, TeJay continues to be an advocate for education as a middle school teacher and as a football coach at Ousley Junior High School in Arlington, Texas. “Coach TeJay” is admired by his student athletes for his leadership and demeanor both on and off the football field. Instead of scheduling more practice time on the field, TeJay instills a love for community service among players by asking them to participate in service projects throughout the year. One of his students says that TeJay has helped him change his perspective on community service – from associating service with punishment to recognizing service as a fulfilling experience that was fun. TeJay also serves as a mentor to his student athletes by helping many of them apply for college and stay focused on their studies.

Congratulations to David Bush, the America's Smiliest Role Model Winner!

Read David's story here.

Congratulations to our other runners up!

The following men and women will also receive a Rickey Smiley Eyewear Prize Pack (two pairs of Rickey Smiley Eyeglasses, with frames, single vision plastic lenses and eye exam, a $104.95 value) and a $500 donation to the cause of his or her choice!

These men and women are making a difference in our communities and we are happy to thank them for all that they do as role models.

*In certain states, eye exams are provided by independent Doctors of Optometry or Ophthalmology. Eye exam regularly $45 without the two pair offer. Two pair purchase required for FREE eye exam offer.