When college athletes get chosen in the NFL Draft, it brings upon them a new life full of riches they could’ve only dreamed of. Many kids think about retiring their hard-working parents, but not many can actually be put in a position to do it.
Former TCU wide receiver and Los Angeles Chargers first-round pick Quentin Johnston has that chance and he is taking full advantage of it.
NFL Films dropped footage showing him giving a speech to his family and how his mother could put in her two-week notice at her job because she was now being retired.
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“I just want to give a big shout-out to my mom,” Johnston said after being selected. “She’s going to be putting her two-week notice in today. She can retire.
“I don’t want you working another day!”
A lifetime of hard work will finally pay off as he reaches the highest level of competition and financial security.
Johnston sang his parents’ praises Friday, crediting them for his discipline.
“Both of my parents were in the Army. My baseline of Quentin, who I am, is based off of discipline and respect,” Johnston said. “It’s something that I feel like I’ve carried with me from the time I could talk until now and something that I’m going to keep doing.
“There was a lot of waking up early in the morning just to do whatever. A lot of everything, being on point. I got used to it, and that’s just how I move now.”
Johnston’s mother, Sherry, is an inspiration as she served during Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield, according to the Chargers’ website. His father served in Kuwait in 1995.
Johnston was the second wide receiver taken off the board after Jaxon Smith-Njigba from Ohio State was selected by the Seattle Seahawks at No. 20.
The Chargers will be counting on Johnston to provide immediate help as the team looks to rebound from a disappointing playoff loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.