Arizona RB David Johnson ditched the gridiron to fly a fighter jet
It’s often been thrown around that the sky’s the limit for Cardinals running back David Johnson, but that may not be the case anymore.
Earlier this week, Johnson visited the Luke Air Force Base in Litchfield Park, Ariz. to co-pilot an F-16 Fighter Jet. Yes, you read that correctly.
The Arizona Cardinals’ official Twitter account posted a video taken by Johnson during his flight school training at the base. Last time I checked, phones aren’t allowed in school but I guess you can do what you want when you’re one of the top running backs in the world.
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Johnson capped the 10-second video by telling Cardinals fans to “Pray for me.”
Whether he wants fans to pray for his safety or pray that he gets more than four targets this week against Minnesota is unclear, but his schooling payed off when he took flight on Tuesday.
He took flight with members of the 56th Fighter Wing, which is currently the Air Force’s only active-duty F-16 training wing. According to the Luke Air Force base website, the 56th Fighter Wing is responsible for the graduation of more than 400 pilots and 300 air control professionals each year.
A slideshow picturing Johnson’s time on the base is available on the Cardinals’ website.
As usual, social media had a field day with Johnson’s first experience as a pilot.
hopefully the pilot turned left and right some and didn’t just fly straight ahead every play. that would be a huge waste of a generational fighter jet.
— Seth (@Settthhhhhh) October 10, 2018
At least our Air Force is utilizing our all pro running back 🤷♂️
— Rich (@RichardHarmon23) October 9, 2018
Gonna be a rush.
*see what I did there?*
— C Alan Payne (@CAlanPayne1) October 9, 2018
Gonna be just like running sprints on the football field. (I mean,…it’s not like @DavidJohnson31 hasn’t broken the sound barrier before! Dude JOGS at Mach 3!) 😂
— Mooseman21 (@Moosemanzata) October 10, 2018
Live look in at Arizona’s offense… pic.twitter.com/tkn1ZIgrgq
— Meat Popsicle (@Hotdog_Phingers) October 10, 2018