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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Bmoc1995
Bmoc1995

#VFL

Vor 3 Tage
Dodgy Grizzly
Dodgy Grizzly

College players should definitely get paid.

Vor 12 Tage
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 17 Tage
DelixFN
DelixFN

Could make a great DE !

Vor 17 Tage
Jake Johnston
Jake Johnston

Cool name.....

Vor 18 Tage
HarleyQuinKills
HarleyQuinKills

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

Vor 18 Tage
perico pinero
perico pinero

I think 56 nights crazy

Vor 18 Tage
[Y̲̅σ̲̅υ̲̅ т̲̅υ̲̅b̲̅є̲̅]
[Y̲̅σ̲̅υ̲̅ т̲̅υ̲̅b̲̅є̲̅]

Jakob alles Gute

Vor 19 Tage
Streaming Online
Streaming Online

He seems like a class act

Vor 20 Tage
G Host
G Host

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

Vor 20 Tage
Andy Jame
Andy Jame

The Patriots

Vor 20 Tage
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 20 Tage
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 20 Tage
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 20 Tage
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 21 Tag
Wandi Lismus
Wandi Lismus

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

Vor 22 Tage
Wandi Lismus
Wandi Lismus

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

Vor 21 Tag
Kevin Moore
Kevin Moore

Highschool IS free

Vor 21 Tag
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 22 Tage
חיים לחמי
חיים לחמי

way to go

Vor 22 Tage
log140
log140

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

Vor 22 Tage
MunichPatsFan
MunichPatsFan

log140 vollmer?

Vor 22 Tage
Seth J
Seth J

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

Vor 22 Tage
alden koskoff
alden koskoff

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

Vor 23 Tage
Benedikt Fechter
Benedikt Fechter

alden koskoff all three phases* 😂

Vor 22 Tage
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 24 Tage
John Doe
John Doe

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

Vor 24 Tage
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 24 Tage
Seth Bradley
Seth Bradley

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

Vor 24 Tage
Peter Karel Kraus
Peter Karel Kraus

Devlin is still BETTER.

Vor 24 Tage
Peter Karel Kraus
Peter Karel Kraus

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

Vor 24 Tage
Julez
Julez

@Brett Kozlak lol

Vor 22 Tage
Julez
Julez

Junge, watt?

Vor 22 Tage
Don A
Don A

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

Vor 24 Tage
DCM
DCM

He needs to cut his hair.....

Vor 24 Tage
Cito 100
Cito 100

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

Vor 25 Tage
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 25 Tage
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 25 Tage
Damian Müller-Nordhorn
Damian Müller-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 25 Tage
mrbill806
mrbill806

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

Vor 25 Tage
#1 PatsFan
#1 PatsFan

That was awesome happy for that guy

Vor 25 Tage
Dominikmb17
Dominikmb17

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

Vor 25 Tage
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 3 Stunden
Dominikmb17
Dominikmb17

Easter Worshipper he is from Stuttgart Germany. Look it up

Vor 19 Tage
lager regal
lager regal

@Easter Worshipper he is... 😂

Vor 19 Tage
Easter Worshipper
Easter Worshipper

He is not german.

Vor 19 Tage
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 25 Tage
Princeton Music
Princeton Music

Incredible

Vor 26 Tage
Rj Cappuccio
Rj Cappuccio

Until he hurt his shoulder again

Vor 26 Tage
Matthew Altice
Matthew Altice

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

Vor 26 Tage
mrbill806
mrbill806

Hopefully he gets a chance to play before they cut him

Vor 25 Tage
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 26 Tage
Damian Müller-Nordhorn
Damian Müller-Nordhorn

@Petty Wap Seems like it doesn't automatically make him a US citizen.

Vor 16 Tage
Damian Müller-Nordhorn
Damian Müller-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 16 Tage
Damian Müller-Nordhorn
Damian Müller-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 16 Tage
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 17 Tage
Petty Wap
Petty Wap

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

Vor 17 Tage
Hybridswimmer
Hybridswimmer

He isn't a real German

Vor 26 Tage
Jojo
Jojo

@Tiuz Kanggz 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 16 Tage
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 16 Tage
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 23 Tage
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 23 Tage
Quotenspartaner
Quotenspartaner

@Tiuz Kanggz ja genau so funktioniert das mit der Länderzugehörigkeit mein rassistischer Freund

Vor 24 Tage
Euro Guy 85
Euro Guy 85

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

Vor 26 Tage
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 26 Tage
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 27 Tage
Yacan Son of Israel
Yacan Son of Israel

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

Vor 27 Tage
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 19 Tage
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 25 Tage
MrShitfire
MrShitfire

Its still not working out for Tennessee

Vor 26 Tage
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 27 Tage
nckhrt
nckhrt

too bad james develin exists

Vor 27 Tage
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 26 Tage
DarNyBiscuits_23
DarNyBiscuits_23

My boy Jakob from U.T

Vor 27 Tage
troy smith
troy smith

Hope he does well

Vor 27 Tage
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 27 Tage
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 18 Tage
HarleyQuinKills
HarleyQuinKills

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

Vor 18 Tage
Joseph Lauren
Joseph Lauren

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

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Big White Duck
Big White Duck

Joseph Lauren Honestly

Vor 26 Tage
Jan Nelle
Jan Nelle

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

Vor 27 Tage
Thomas Bommer
Thomas Bommer

@Damn Daniel 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 9 Tage
WiffGiff
WiffGiff

Damn Daniel yea and they are not big either lol

Vor 19 Tage
Damn Daniel
Damn Daniel

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

Vor 20 Tage
mikee8585
mikee8585

Okay. It's not a documentary about the city of Stuttgart, but okay, important, thank you.

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WiffGiff
WiffGiff

634k is not a big city to

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James Dahlgard
James Dahlgard

ANDDDDDDD he's on IR

Vor 27 Tage
seqouiaflame
seqouiaflame

Half the Patriots roster is on IR!!!!

Vor 25 Tage
Joseph Lauren
Joseph Lauren

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

Vor 27 Tage
Ryan
Ryan

Those pictures of Stuttgart lol - inaccurate

Vor 27 Tage
JamesJamersonIsAGod
JamesJamersonIsAGod

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

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Damn Feds
Damn Feds

bestjaidasian.link/HK7SPnGSxLM

Vor 27 Tage
Robert Schröder
Robert Schröder

@Marco Very true.

Vor 27 Tage
Jan Nelle
Jan Nelle

Accurate representation of their football teams strength🤷🏻‍♂

Vor 27 Tage
Marco
Marco

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

Vor 27 Tage
Sergio juarez
Sergio juarez

Great things happen to those who wait!!!

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Captain Liability
Captain Liability

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

Vor 27 Tage
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 25 Tage
Nick
Nick

TheeGamer360 they just resigned him

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TheeGamer360
TheeGamer360

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

Vor 27 Tage
Nate Rodriguez
Nate Rodriguez

@TanCred Bey didn't ben get released?

Vor 27 Tage

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