Youth Sports Festival to Include former Cardinal Teyo Johnson

June 21, 2005

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Former Cardinal football and basketball player Teyo Johnson, currently a tight end with the Oakland Raiders, will take part in the Youth Sports Festival and Seminars hosted by Stanford University on June 25, 2005. Johnson will be one of several former Stanford student-athletes taking part in one of two seminars as well as a panel discussion for children on the role sports played in their lives.

The Youth Sports Festival and Seminars is a community outreach event that offers sports clinics hosted by Stanford coaches and student-athletes, two seminars focusing on sports and society, a 'festival' of sports activities in which children are invited to participate and a panel discussion in which some of Stanford's all-time great athletes will discuss how sports impacted their lives.

The event is free and open to the public. Children 8-14 can participate in free sports clinics in baseball, softball, basketball and soccer. Also included is an all-comers swim meet for kids 6-14 and a tennis tournament for kids 10-14.

Johnson will take part in a seminar titled, 'Sports and Success in Life.' The seminar will focus on the following questions: Does involvement in sports lead automatically to a success in life? And does one have to be successful in sports or is it enough to have participated? What in a sports experience makes for a successful life? Do parents pushing their children to be successful in sports help or hinder? What does a coach need to do to be a positive influence beyond excelling on the playing field?

During his three seasons on the Farm, two as a wide receiver, Johnson caught 79 passes for 1,032 yards and 15 touchdowns, finishing his career tied for 10th all-time in career touchdown receptions. In his final season, as a redshirt sophomore in 2002, he led the team with 41 receptions for 467 yards and eight touchdowns.

Johnson also played basketball for two seasons, averaging 4.9 points and 3.0 rebounds while playing on two NCAA tournament squads. Johnson declared for the 2003 NFL Draft after the 2002 football season concluded and was selected by the Raiders in the second round with the 63rd overall selection. In two seasons with Oakland, Johnson has started six games at tight end and tallied 23 receptions for 259 yards, with three touchdowns.

Register Nowfor The Youth Sports Festival and Seminars at Stanford University.

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