Lane Johnson’s t-shirt sales raise over 50K for schools in Philadelphia


Add Lane Johnson to yet another member of the Philadelphia Eagles who should be recognized for his philanthropy.

The Philadelphia Eagles and their fans, whether they admit it or not, have had some fun behind this ‘underdog’ thing. Following their victory over the Atlanta Falcons, both right tackle Lane Johnson and defensive end Chris Long slid on dog masks. That got a chuckle from both fans who were in attendance and Cris Collinsworth and Al Michaels, who called the game on television Saturday night.

Now, in the NFC Championship Game, the Minnesota Vikings, much like the Falcons were a week ago, are favored to beat the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Johnson went to work, playing on the ‘underdog’ theme yet again. This following the Eagles brass making the decision to encourage fans to buy masks of their own and wear them to ‘The Linc’ on Sunday.

Dog masks sold out on Amazon, and Johnson released his ‘home dog’ t-shirts. It seems as though it was a pretty good idea

Johnson, like so many of his teammates, makes an impact.

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Once it became evident that finding a dog mask was nearly impossible, Johnson figured he could cash in on the ‘underdog’ theory as well. With the growing popularity of Philly’s newest call to arms, Johnson launched his ‘home dogs’ t-shirts. Every dollar earned would be given to the The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia.

Sales are said to have reached more than $50,000, and we’re not even close to reaching a final number.

Johnson is yet another member of the Philadelphia Eagles who have dedicated themselves to the idea of using their platform to raise money for the benefit of others.

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Here’s a quote from Johnson himself.

"We figured it’d be a good way to raise money for the schools. It’s going to the school district of Philadelphia, and it’s not going to one school. It’s going to be spread out. We got that set up with the mayor…They’ve been doing playground builds here every year. I see what those kids have, and it’s not a whole lot."

Enough said. Well done Lane. Well done.