Josh Johnson is receiving one of the highest honors possible from his alma mater.
The Bengals backup quarterback is being inducted into the University of San Diego Hall of Fame this weekend.
In a ceremony on Saturday, Johnson will become the 30th member of USD's Chet and Marguerite Pagni Family Athletic Hall of Fame. It's just another accolade to cap off what was one of the most illustrious careers in Toreros football history.
The chance to play football for USD helped Johnson improve his standing in life, and he repaid the Toreros handsomely from 2004-07 as he quarterbacked the football team to three Pioneer Football League titles and a 30-4 record.
Johnson's final collegiate season was in 2008, when he finished the season with 2,988 yards and a school-record 43 touchdowns passes vs. just one interception. Johnson finished his final season in San Diego as the school's record-holder in career touchdown passes, passing yards and career completions.
Johnson was named a third-team FCS All-American and a Payton Award finalist in 2014. He also holds the record for the highest career passer efficiency (176.68) in NCAA Division-I football history.
Since leaving USD, Johnson has spent seven seasons in the NFL, including two stints with the Bengals. He's currently with Cincinnati getting ready for the upcoming season, but he'll make the trip down to California for this weekend's Hall of Fame ceremonies.
In addition to a standout college career with the Toreros, Johnson has also been a great person off-the-field with his charitable works:
In 2011, Johnson partnered with his cousin, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, to start the Fam 1st Family Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is to improve the lives of children through mentorship.
His foundation hosts events for underprivileged kids, and puts on toy drives, free football camps and career workshops to help expose kids to different occupations.
Congratulations to Johnson on an outstanding accomplishment.