Projected top 10 NFL draft pick Paris Johnson Jr. has had girlfriend Ana Burk by his side for two years.
The offensive tackle met Burk while they were both attending The Ohio State University. The duo celebrated their first anniversary in January 2022.
“No one else i’d rather call mine. i love youuuuuuu,” the football player wrote via Instagram at the time.
In a tribute of her own, Burk gushed, “My 365. my biggest encourager. my best friend. you make every day feel like sunshine. #yearone.”
That December, Johnson Jr. graduated and prepared to declare for the NFL draft. “Big osu alum!!! 🎓 so proud of you @parisjohnsonjr ❤️,” Burk captioned pics from his graduation ceremony at the time via Instagram.
The following month, the twosome marked another milestone.
“Two years with my love, my universe, my soulmate,” the athlete wrote on the app. “Thank you for endless memories. I love you.”
While Burk is gearing up to graduate in May 2023, Johnson Jr. confirmed in January 2023 that he is pursuing a career in the NFL.
“It has always been a dream of mine since I committed to The Ohio State University to leave with both my degree and a Buckeye Tree,” he said in a statement. “I am grateful for the opportunity to be able to accomplish both in three years. After having several conversations with my coaches and family, I want to accomplish the first dream of mine since I was five years old, which is to declare for the 2023 NFL Draft.”
He continued: “Thank you, Buckeye Nation, and to everyone who has ever given me a ride, red me and supported my dreams. I will forever bleed Scarlet & Gray and be eternally grateful of the experiences shared here.”
The 2023 NFL draft is set for April 27, 2023.
“I wouldn’t say I’ve met a team that’s like, ‘No,’ you know what I mean?” Johnson told reporters ahead of the big day. “So I would say I’ve got a lot of positive energy from a lot of coaches and I feel like I reciprocated that. I know that when the time comes, I feel like it’ll just happen how it’s supposed to.”
He added that he had a “great talk” with Chicago Bears’ offensive line coach — the team his former teammate Justin Fields plays for.
“I talked with Justin about four days ago, so to be able to keep up with him (is good),” Johnson said. “To me, he’s like a big bro to me. When I came in as a recruit, he used to look after me. My mom is really tight with his mom. So whenever I came up there, I knew I was gonna be with him. So my freshman year and stuff like that. And I think just being able to play him again and being able to protect him, I think that’d be cool. He came in when I was still learning. Now I’m here, I’m ready to go.”
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