Join us on Radio Row as Sports Philanthropy Network President Roy Kessel and Vice President Kayla Bradham sit down with current NFL player, KJ Osborn from the Minnesota Vikings, as he shares his experiences giving back to his community.
KJ Osborn sat down with Kayla and Roy to talk about the work he is doing to give back to his community as a 2nd year NFL player. He talks about his community work during the pandemic and the importance of being able to travel to different schools in his community to talk to high school students. KJ runs a football camp at his old high school and runs an after-school program for student-athletes. KJ focus on truly making himself available to his community to make sure kids know they can achieve anything with hard work. He believes it his “job to give back and pass down what was given to him”. KJ was mentored by pro-athlete Ahman Green, from the Green Bay Packers who taught him the importance of giving back and using his resources as a professional athlete to bring people of all different backgrounds together.
Minnesota Vikings, an American professional football team founded in 1961 and based in suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota, plays in the National Football Conference North division (NFC North) of the National Football League (NFL).
Kendrick Osborn Jr. (born June 10, 1997) is an American football wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). He is originally from Ypsilanti, Michigan where he played at Lincoln High School before transferring to IMG academy his senior year. He played college football at the University at Buffalo and the University of Miami.
The Vikings drafted KJ in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft as a 176th pick. He ended up finishing his 2021 regular season with 655 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. He is an excellent teammate both on and off the field and his passion to give back to his community shows that.