From a Torn Shoulder & a Flight Back to Germany to Playing for the Patriots: Jakob Johnson's Story

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    After a college football career at the University of Tennessee, German football player Jakob Johnson went down with an injury that took away his chances of being drafted into the National Football League. Through the International Player Pathway Program he found a second chance and is beating the odds. This is his story.
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Nathaniel Batista
Nathaniel Batista

I’m rooting for him 100%. He showed promise before he got injured last season. I hope he takes over where Develin left off

Vor 8 Tage
Marlon Brad
Marlon Brad

Hard work always pays off. Glückwunsch!

Vor 9 Tage
David Gatzen
David Gatzen

You Tube video about Jakob Johnson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNUN4Xmnri8

Vor 21 Tag
Nilan
Nilan

0711❤

Vor Monat
mcdanielashley521
mcdanielashley521

VFL!! So proud of this guy! Keep pounding! ✊🏼🧡

Vor 3 Monate
George Of the jungle
George Of the jungle

Soccer, swimming, ice hockey, basketball....”Boring.” I feel this dude...football just more better

Vor 4 Monate
hendrix First one
hendrix First one

Cte is incoming

Vor 4 Monate
mcdanielashley521
mcdanielashley521

hendrix First one wtf dude? 😒

Vor 3 Monate
Garrett Morrison
Garrett Morrison

I’m in the video during the signing part

Vor 5 Monate
JandoBlue
JandoBlue

Is it me or they speak really good English like it took me a while to find out that him and his family have accents

Vor 6 Monate
Agent Fish
Agent Fish

I lived in Stuttgart and went to nearly all games last season

Vor 6 Monate
Bmoc1995
Bmoc1995

#VFL

Vor 6 Monate
Dodgy Grizzly
Dodgy Grizzly

College players should definitely get paid.

Vor 6 Monate
Aulorenzo
Aulorenzo

Kinda of bothers me. The NFL is doing this to help it’s image... that’s it. Do they spend this much time and money own our youth in the inner cities or rural areas?? The guy said it himself, “not many guys in America have this chance”. It’s all about the image and bringing in more money.. don’t fool yourself, the NFL ain’t Mother Theresa.

Vor 7 Monate
mcdanielashley521
mcdanielashley521

Aulorenzo you seem like you’re fun at parties. It gives guys an opportunity that they might not have had otherwise.

Vor 3 Monate
Tim Tom
Tim Tom

Aulorenzo wrong. There’s plenty of talent out there. The NBA didn’t do it for their image. Now they have a Greek mvp and one of their biggest stars is Slovenian. And a number of other international players. Nfl is just expanding the talent pool for themselves. It’s a smart thing to do. NBA. MLB and nhl all have international talent yet nfl is just now catching on

Vor 4 Monate
DelixFN
DelixFN

Could make a great DE !

Vor 7 Monate
mcdanielashley521
mcdanielashley521

DelixFN he’s got the build of a linebacker and a fullback. Not a DE.

Vor 3 Monate
Jake Johnston
Jake Johnston

Cool name.....

Vor 7 Monate
HarleyQuinKills
HarleyQuinKills

I didn't know this guys story he is a cool dude and I will be watching for him.

Vor 7 Monate
nah chill
nah chill

I think 56 nights crazy

Vor 7 Monate
‡ Baraka ‡
‡ Baraka ‡

Jakob alles Gute

Vor 7 Monate
Streaming Online
Streaming Online

He seems like a class act

Vor 7 Monate
M A
M A

If Pulisic can go from Hershey, PA to Dortmund, why can’t he go from Stuttgart to Foxboro.

Vor 7 Monate
Andy Jame
Andy Jame

The Patriots

Vor 7 Monate
Mark Wilson
Mark Wilson

He's hurt, but I hope they keep him he has a great attitude! I don't think Americans think that, there the only ones that can throw a Football. That would be very naive

Vor 7 Monate
Tim Tom
Tim Tom

Advo they also know Am football isn’t that popular out the USA but do not care and are giving these people an opportunity

Vor 4 Monate
Mark Wilson
Mark Wilson

@Advo What's your point you loser!! Haters have to hate,and winners win! Too bad you don't understand the concept .Ha ha ha ha ha Haha ha......

Vor 7 Monate
Advo
Advo

They call the team that wins the super bowl a world champion despite the fact that they never played a world championship. So what's your point again?

Vor 7 Monate
Hans Müller
Hans Müller

He played at one of the best Colleges in the US... from that point he should not be claimed as something more special as any other nfl Player

Vor 7 Monate
mcdanielashley521
mcdanielashley521

Hans Müller yes and no. He grew up in Germany. That’s where he’s from. Tennessee helped but they’re not who made him. That’s coming from a huge tennessee fan and alumna.

Vor 3 Monate
Wandi Lismus
Wandi Lismus

We don't have High School in Germany. Its called ABITUR because we have a FREE Education :)

Vor 7 Monate
Wandi Lismus
Wandi Lismus

@Kevin Moore Studying here is free too. A lot of Americans use that

Vor 7 Monate
Kevin Moore
Kevin Moore

Highschool IS free

Vor 7 Monate
Tyrone Shoemaker
Tyrone Shoemaker

I am from Germany as well. Good to see he was able to pursue his passion. The Patriots is not an easy team to be a part off. Congratulations and wish him continued success.

Vor 7 Monate
חיים לחמי
חיים לחמי

way to go

Vor 7 Monate
log140
log140

NBA had MVP-Nowitzki... NHL has 100 Scorerpoints Draisaitl it`s about time the germans make a standing in the NFL..

Vor 7 Monate
MunichPatsFan
MunichPatsFan

log140 vollmer?

Vor 7 Monate
Seth J
Seth J

I swear I watched 1p if these even though only 4 pass

Vor 7 Monate
alden koskoff
alden koskoff

belicheck j probably likes that he can play all 3 parts of the game

Vor 7 Monate
Benedikt Fechter
Benedikt Fechter

alden koskoff all three phases* 😂

Vor 7 Monate
Daniel W.
Daniel W.

So sad that he is on IR now. Would love to see him in a Super Bowl to represent Germany and the pats. LFG Pats👍🏻👍🏻

Vor 7 Monate
John Doe
John Doe

Stuggi City. FK10, now JJ47! Forget about Porsche and Daimler 😂

Vor 7 Monate
Scott Gibson
Scott Gibson

Pats nation is pulling for him. He seems like a class act and the type of person NE builds their team on. Focused on the game, smart, family man. We all wish you the best.

Vor 7 Monate
Seth Bradley
Seth Bradley

And now he's gonna be a super bowl champ. Amazing.

Vor 7 Monate
Peter Karel Kraus
Peter Karel Kraus

Devlin is still BETTER.

Vor 7 Monate
Peter Karel Kraus
Peter Karel Kraus

Stuttgart is the home of Porsche..porscheh not porsh.

Vor 7 Monate
Julez
Julez

@Brett Kozlak lol

Vor 7 Monate
Julez
Julez

Junge, watt?

Vor 7 Monate
Don A
Don A

LOVE LOVE LOVE stories like this. Wish him a speedy recovery and nothing but the best!!

Vor 7 Monate
DCM
DCM

He needs to cut his hair.....

Vor 7 Monate
mcdanielashley521
mcdanielashley521

DCM or not...? 😒

Vor 3 Monate
Cito 100
Cito 100

what a story i like his game sad he's on IR

Vor 7 Monate
Brady Chuck
Brady Chuck

I don't really see him him as an outsider because like the others he actually played college football in the u.s and start

Vor 7 Monate
snipe69
snipe69

I'm old enough to remember when Europeans used to laugh at American culture, and American football in particular. Seems our perseverance (and marketing) are starting to win them over.

Vor 7 Monate
Damian M-Nordhorn
Damian M-Nordhorn

Works both ways. Nowadays there are F-150 style trucks driving on German roads while Americans developed an appetite for hatchbacks. It's a globalised world with ideas, information, products and people moving freely.

Vor 7 Monate
mrbill806
mrbill806

We love our fullbacks in New England, welcome! I hope he gets healthy and wrecks the league with Tom

Vor 7 Monate
#1 PatsFan
#1 PatsFan

That was awesome happy for that guy

Vor 7 Monate
Dominikmb17
Dominikmb17

Trainer: You gotta be here at 7am on Monday Jakob: Im German, I already ate breakfast at 6am 😂

Vor 7 Monate
Itzel Lopez
Itzel Lopez

Easter Worshipper did you not watch the vid??

Vor 5 Monate
Aggro Bernd
Aggro Bernd

Eating breakfast at 6am is one of the most german things ever 😂 Breakfast 6am Lunch 12 o'clock Coffee and sweets 3.00/3.30/4.00pm Dinner 6pm NO MORE EATING AFTER DINNER!

Vor 6 Monate
Dominikmb17
Dominikmb17

Easter Worshipper he is from Stuttgart Germany. Look it up

Vor 7 Monate
lager regal
lager regal

@Easter Worshipper he is... 😂

Vor 7 Monate
Easter Worshipper
Easter Worshipper

He is not german.

Vor 7 Monate
OvO Wilkins
OvO Wilkins

so sad he just got his opportunity to shine and is now on the IR. I think he can come back next year and carve out a role on the team im definitely rooting for him. go pats!

Vor 7 Monate
Princeton Music
Princeton Music

Incredible

Vor 7 Monate
Rj Cappuccio
Rj Cappuccio

Until he hurt his shoulder again

Vor 7 Monate
Matthew Altice
Matthew Altice

I’m happy for Jakob! Since I’m a Vols fan

Vor 7 Monate
mrbill806
mrbill806

Hopefully he gets a chance to play before they cut him

Vor 7 Monate
D X
D X

Jakobs a beast but how did he get to go through the International Pathway if he went to US College?

Vor 7 Monate
Damian M-Nordhorn
Damian M-Nordhorn

@M Jackson Seems like it doesn't automatically make him a US citizen.

Vor 7 Monate
Damian M-Nordhorn
Damian M-Nordhorn

Actually... I'm puzzled. Looks like individuals that have played (American) football for a US college should NOT be eligible for IPP https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Player_Pathway

Vor 7 Monate
Damian M-Nordhorn
Damian M-Nordhorn

@D X Seems like the only limitation seems to be you have to be not a US citizen. .. Maybe not a citizen of any country but of countries of business interest for the NFL. Moritz Böhringer actually WAS drafted DESPITE NOT having studied in the US.

Vor 7 Monate
D X
D X

Damian Müller-Nordhorn yeah but since he went to a US college he had the chance to be drafted unlike the other International players

Vor 7 Monate
M Jackson
M Jackson

And I think his father is an African American from Jacksonville, can he considered American? I also wonder how he qualifies.

Vor 7 Monate
Hybridswimmer
Hybridswimmer

He isn't a real German

Vor 7 Monate
mcdanielashley521
mcdanielashley521

Hybridswimmer born and raised in Germany doesn’t make him a real German?! Tf?!

Vor 3 Monate
Jojo
Jojo

@ImmigrantMentality wenn er eine Nigerianische mutter hat und in diesem Land lebt, seine schule dort macht und dort arbeitet , er sein soziales umfeld in seiner Heimat in Nigeria hat dann klar oder hätte diese person dann einfach keine Nationalität? Btw ich weiß das die person dann schwarz wär weil die mutter ja gebürtige nigerianerin ist aber das ist ja der case bei jakob er ist in einem ganz normalen deutschen Haushalt mit deutscher Verwandtschaft aufgewachsen. Wär er in Amerika aufgewachsen wär er Amerikaner mit deutscher mutter wenn er in Deutschland aufwächst ist er deutscher mit amerikanischen Vater its that simple

Vor 7 Monate
Jojo
Jojo

@Hybridswimmer u still didn't invalidated his argument. U call the people who are born and raised in America today Americans even if their ancestors were Europeans or what ever. What is he if not German?

Vor 7 Monate
Hanno Capelle
Hanno Capelle

You making the point: Who can say this guy is a real ....? That’s why your first sentence was so stupid.

Vor 7 Monate
Hybridswimmer
Hybridswimmer

@Hanno Capelle You need to study history... Indians were not the original inhabitants of America. The individuals that settled in America before Colombus arrived were mainly of Asian decent that crossed the frozen Bering sea bridge and migrated south. American Indians were just another group of humans that lived on the land before the Europeans.

Vor 7 Monate
Euro Guy 85
Euro Guy 85

You know how hard you have to work to impress Bill? Let that sink in!

Vor 7 Monate
Mike Parker
Mike Parker

He had a huge advantage over Valentine Holmes and Christian Wade. Holmes and Wade come from Rugby only. Starting in college for the Volunteers is somewhat like playing in the NFL.

Vor 7 Monate
Geekeriki - Der Nerd-Kanal
Geekeriki - Der Nerd-Kanal

The story about Jacob is really wonderful. Also he could play active games this season is fantastic. Too bad he is on the IR list because of a shoulder injury. I wish him all the best for the future, never stop dreaming!

Vor 7 Monate
Yacan Son of Israel
Yacan Son of Israel

Didn't know Tennessee travels all the way to Germany to recruit players. 😁😁😁

Vor 7 Monate
eberbacher007
eberbacher007

@mrbill806 well the third german soccer leaque (so basically the minors of the minors, if we look at us sports) still makes more revenue than all other sports combined (excluding of course second and first german soccer leaque) so yes, football becoming more popular but it is still tiny tiny tiny

Vor 7 Monate
mrbill806
mrbill806

Football is becoming very popular in Germany, it has been for awhile, excited to see what kind of players we can bring over

Vor 7 Monate
MrShitfire
MrShitfire

Its still not working out for Tennessee

Vor 7 Monate
jordan kendall
jordan kendall

Lot of schools are doing it. I go to Towson and we have multiple European players who are significant contributors. Talent can be found anywhere, all they need is a chance.

Vor 7 Monate
nckhrt
nckhrt

too bad james develin exists

Vor 7 Monate
OMG It’sPistola
OMG It’sPistola

nckhrt yeah but he’s 31 and have a serious neck injury......there’s a little chance he couldn’t comeback to play FB.....

Vor 7 Monate
DarNyBiscuits_23
DarNyBiscuits_23

My boy Jakob from U.T

Vor 7 Monate
troy smith
troy smith

Hope he does well

Vor 7 Monate
Danny's Vlogs
Danny's Vlogs

He may be on IR but damn what a motivated guy. I hope we keep him since Develin is getting old and he needs to learn from him also. Patriots cant perform well without a FB.

Vor 7 Monate
ForbesUpNX Lou's
ForbesUpNX Lou's

@Danny's Vlogs apparently he got re-signed so congrats too him if this is true

Vor 4 Monate
Slicor01
Slicor01

HarleyQuinKills that comment aged terribly lmao

Vor 4 Monate
Danny's Vlogs
Danny's Vlogs

@HarleyQuinKills how did that sound dumb? We like using fullbacks and Bill likes utilizing every position. Develin came in clutch last year. But hey I'm liking how everything is going besides the Josh Gordon ordeal

Vor 7 Monate
HarleyQuinKills
HarleyQuinKills

We are undefeated, don't try to sound dumb ok.

Vor 7 Monate
Joseph Lauren
Joseph Lauren

5:26 -- how he wrecked his shoulders to go on IR

Vor 7 Monate
Big White Duck
Big White Duck

Joseph Lauren Honestly

Vor 7 Monate
Jan Nelle
Jan Nelle

Don't be fooled by that picture of "Stuttgart", actual Stuttgart is a big city

Vor 7 Monate
Dawhite
Dawhite

@WiffGiff 634k is big for germany. We just have a population about 82m and many ppl here still life on the country sides avoiding bigger citys

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Bryson Hills
Bryson Hills

WiffGiff it’s all about perspective. My city has less than 80k but it’s still big enough to have a lot of conveniences but way less traffic so it’s nice. 634k for one city is pretty big and anything over 300k is considered a “large city”.

Vor 4 Monate
Thomas Bommer
Thomas Bommer

@Magic Max they are not. baltimore and miami are big metropolitan areas where one city melts into others, so theres millions of ppl. u cant compare that to stuttgart lol

Vor 6 Monate
WiffGiff
WiffGiff

Damn Daniel yea and they are not big either lol

Vor 7 Monate
Magic Max
Magic Max

@WiffGiff to give you a comparison, Baltimore and Miami are smaller

Vor 7 Monate
James Dahlgard
James Dahlgard

ANDDDDDDD he's on IR

Vor 7 Monate
seqouiaflame
seqouiaflame

Half the Patriots roster is on IR!!!!

Vor 7 Monate
Joseph Lauren
Joseph Lauren

I saw the title and I was already in my head writing, "ANNNNND ..."

Vor 7 Monate
Ryan
Ryan

Those pictures of Stuttgart lol - inaccurate

Vor 7 Monate
JamesJamersonIsAGod
JamesJamersonIsAGod

Yeah... seriously, that was just stupid footage. Stuttgart is about the size of Boston people-wise

Vor 7 Monate
Damn Feds
Damn Feds

bestjaidasian.link/HK7SPnGSxLM

Vor 7 Monate
Toledo Seahawks
Toledo Seahawks

@Marco Very true.

Vor 7 Monate
Jan Nelle
Jan Nelle

Accurate representation of their football teams strength🤷🏻‍♂

Vor 7 Monate
Marco
Marco

Ryan tons of porsches and mercedes all in one giant traffic jam would be more accurate

Vor 7 Monate
Sergio juarez
Sergio juarez

Great things happen to those who wait!!!

Vor 7 Monate
Captain Liability
Captain Liability

It's so sad that he's on IR.

Vor 7 Monate
mrbill806
mrbill806

TheeGamer360 they did but the depth at TE was lost and belichick wasn’t happy with the starting TE’s performance

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mattersin
mattersin

@Nick the drop machine is back...

Vor 7 Monate
Nick
Nick

TheeGamer360 they just resigned him

Vor 7 Monate
TheeGamer360
TheeGamer360

@TanCred Bey I thought they got rid of Ben to make more room for their salary cap?

Vor 7 Monate
Nate Rodriguez
Nate Rodriguez

@TanCred Bey didn't ben get released?

Vor 7 Monate

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