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One Week with Former NFL Pro Bowler Willie Anderson Jump-Started Paris Johnson Jr.’s Road From “the Worst Lineman in America” to the Nation's Best

Paris Johnson Jr. is the worst offensive tackle in America.

He thinks so, at least.

It’s the summer of 2017, and weeks after wrapping up his freshman year at Cincinnati’s St. Xavier High School, the 15-year-old is standing in the kitchen of Willie Anderson’s Atlanta home. He doesn’t know it yet, but he’s about to begin a series of talks with the former four-time NFL Pro Bowl offensive tackle that are going to change his life forever and jump start him down a road he had been talking about traveling since he was 5 years old.