LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Ten year-old Jordan Blakemore won a contest he didn’t even enter. The Trailridge elementary fourth grader is the 2012 Verizon Wireless and NFL “Show and Tell” winner, allowing him to take Kansas City Chiefs Linebacker Derrick Johnson to school with him.
Blakemore said he was surprised when his mom told him.
“I like it,” said Blakemore. “It’s awesome.”
His mom entered him in the contest online two months ago. More than 200 entries were submitted, but Blakemore was the big winner. He arrived at school in a limo with the Chiefs Pro Bowl Defensive star, took some pictures, and got memorabilia autographed. Johnson said he is honored to be a part of this big day for Jordan.
“I’m loving it,” said Johnson. “I love being around kids, Jordan reminds me of myself when I was young, tall, slender, like I was.”
Johnson spoke to the entire Trailridge elementary school about the importance of school, good grades and a positive attitude. He also answered questions from students.
One student asked him if he wasn’t a football player, what would he do? Johnson replied, a teacher. His mother, brother and sister are all teachers.
Jordan wasn’t the only surprised that he won, his dad, Mike, didn’t even know about it either.
“I didn’t believe her,” said Mike Johnson. “I was like what? who? what are you talking about?”
After the assembly, Johnson took pictures and signed autographs for Jordan’s classmates.