Ohio State Star Receives Prestigious Award On Veteran's Day

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Ohio State offensive lineman Paris Johnson has been named the recipient of the 2022 Armed Forces Merit Award.

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The annual award is presented to an individual or group within the realm of college football that has military background or involvement.

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As it is each year, the 2022 award was announced on Veterans Day.

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Johnson was awarded the honor to recognize the efforts accomplished by his foundation.

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The Paris Johnson Jr. Foundation, which the Buckeye star established in high school, has raised $10,000 to serve veterans and student-athletes in need.

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The foundation hosts toy drives during the holiday season and provides food, clothing and toiletries to the homeless.

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Johnson has appeared in every game this season for the undefeated Buckeyes. Head coach Ryan Day sent a letter to the selection committee in support of Johnson's candidacy for the award.

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“(He) is wonderful civilian, one who cares and takes care of those who are less fortunate,” Day wrote. “He does this through his foundation.

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“(He) is wonderful civilian, one who cares and takes care of those who are less fortunate,” Day wrote. “He does this through his foundation.

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