Student athletes at Waco High School got a special treat Friday morning when former standout Derrick Johnson visited the school.
Johnson spoke and answered questions for about 30 minutes.
"I want to help them be successful in life," said Johnson. "I've been fortunate to be successful and to actually talk to them, help them a long the way to make better choices, make good grades, have a good attitude, work hard at all times, have that never quit attitude. It's great to give back to them because they'll listen to a guy like myself."
Johnson graduated from Waco High in 2001 and received a scholarship to play at the University of Texas. He received the Dick Butkus Award, Bronco Nagurski Trophy and Mack Lee Hill Awards during his collegiate career. In 2005 Johnson was drafted 15th overall by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round of the NFL Draft.
He's spent his entire NFL career with the Chiefs including making the Pro Bowl the last three years (2011-2013.) This past season he was named defensive MVP of the Pro Bowl.