I am on a mission to help  students, athletes, corporations and community leaders become the best version of themselves.


I am looking for opportunities to impact the next generation and partner with organizations that are interested in developing top producing leaders. 


I share my personal journey from Walk-On at the University of Alabama to playing in the NFL, to  show others how to "trust the process" of growth and development.  


I teach individuals and teams the key principles to be successful and how to walk-on in their own lives to become the person they are destined to be.

He’s been one of the best leaders on and off the field. If I had a business, He would be one of the first guys I would try to hire because he's just got it. Whatever it is to be successful. He's got it. 
Nick Saban
University of Alabama Head Coach

FROM Walk-On at the University of Alabama to entering the Elite 1% of athletes playing in the NFL

Rashad Johnson went from a walk-on running back at the University of Alabama to an eight-year career as a safety in the NFL.

graduated high school
without any division-1 offers

Rashad graduated fifth in a senior class of only 54 students. He had no D-1 offers.The largest schools to offer him a scholarship were The Citadel and North Alabama. After an unofficial visit, he chose to attend Alabama as a walk-on running back.


switched positions &

In spring practice of his sophomore season, he was told by coaches that he'd never be a starting running back, but they wanted him to switch positions to defense and play safety. That season, he played in 11 games and earned a full scholarship.


voted Team Captain
& All-sec selection

In his junior year in 2007, the now-team captain started all 13 games and led theTide with 81 tackles and six interceptions. He earned Alabama Co-DefensivePlayer of the Year honors, was a first-team coaches' All-SEC selection.  Following in 2008, Rashad was unanimously named first-team All-SEC and earned first team All-American honors.  He was voted team captain a second year in a row.


3rd round draft pick for
the arizona cardinals

Johnson was selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. As a rookie, he played in 10 games.


8 year nfl career

Rashad would go on to have an eight year career in the NFL, playing seven years for the Arizona Cardinals and one year for the Tennessee Titans. He retired in 2018 with 382 tackles, 15 interceptions, and 3 touchdowns.



Following his professional football career, Rashad returned to his alma-mater at theUniversity of Alabama where his journey to success began. He served one season as a defensive analyst and then accepted a position of the Director of Player Development. Rashad’s high X’s and O’s IQ as well as his passion for the game transcended to his sideline analyst role of adding game-day color to the CTSM radio broadcast.


Rashad regularly serves in the role of connecting with the community around him to fulfill the mission of equipping and empowering others to live out their purpose in life.  

Connect with RASHAD

Speaking engagements

Most relevant speaker in years

Our team was experiencing a time of change and restructure where there was some uncertainty about what the future was to hold for them. His passion and intensity grabbed the crowd from the beginning. Rashad brought his life experiences to the stage and was our most relevant speaker we have had in years.

Jerramy Hainline

VP of lntegrated Sales Golf Now/Golf Channel

a great speach for all ages

A great speech for people of all ages.His speech inspired me to continuously pursue my goals no matter if people try to bring you down. As I transition from high school to college, I will always remember his speech, especially when I am facing adversity.

Luke Avery

High School Student

hands down One of the best speakers we've ever had!

Rashad Johnson did an out standing job speaking at our recent Baseball Banquet. He has a special way of connecting with young athletes and sharing his message of perseverance that resonates with all ages. Hands down he is one of the best speakers we have ever had!

Belinda Ary

Booster Club President

it takes more than skill

Rashad made me realize that if you want something that is at a really high level that you feel you can’t achieve, sometimes you have to push yourself to the impossible level. It takes more than skill to achieve something, it takes a lot of perseverance and determination. A lot of times failure will bring that perseverance and determination out of you that you thought you never had and that’s when you succeed.

Adrianna Richards

High School Student

He made me better
on and off the field

Rashad’s willingness to help me out not only made me a better football player, but it also showed me that there are people in the world who do good things because they value helping others above everything else. He helped me realize that I could be a ruthless competitor on the football field, and an entirely different person off of it —that there was value in both.


Safety for the Kansas City Chiefs

there's Just something different about rashad

Rashad seemed to just have something different about him and that feeling you felt when you listened to him was electric. I promise to you, the company and my team to get a little grittier every day to make my teammates and myself better. 

Jerramy Hainline

VP of lntegrated Sales Golf Now/Golf Channel


Walk-On to Champions Foundation

Walk-On to Champions Foundation, founded by former NFL athlete Rashad Johnson, is a nonprofit organization that empowers and equips youth, men and women, to become the best version of themselves.  Through projects such as feeding the homeless, back-to-school events for students, football camps for athletes and holiday food and gift distribution, Rashad connects with the community and encourages them with the “Walk-On” mentality of perseverance, hard-work and dedication to overcome adversity and achieve greatness in life.