14 African American Game Changers That Started as Rhodes Scholars

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Garrett Johnson


Garrett Johnson proves that talented athletes can also be exceptional students. In 2005, he became the Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar at his alma mater, Florida State University, where he was one of the NCAA’s elite shot putters and graduated magna cum laude in three years with a double major in political science and English. He became a Rhodes Scholar in 2006 and earned a master’s degree in migration studies. Most recently, Johnson served as a staffer on the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

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