Gay high school player wins courage award

Jim Buzinski reports in Outsports:

My-King Johnson, a Phoenix-area high school football player, was honored by the Arizona Republic with its Courage Award. Johnson, who will play this fall at the University of Arizona, was given the award last week after he came out publicly in February in a profile in the Arizona Daily Star.

“My-King Johnson was one of three finalists for the Courage Award, which we present to student-athletes who show strength in the face of difficult or trying circumstances,” Arizona Republic sports editor Mark Faller told Outsports. “The other two finalists had their own challenges. One quarterbacked a football game two days after the unexpected death of his father. The other stood up to racist taunts directed at him at a basketball game.

Congrats to Mr. Johnson and best of success to him in college.



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