Soccer standout Johnson named Alaska Athlete of the Week

May 25, 2021

Anchorage’s Keith Johnson was named the Alaska Athlete of the Week after he joined some of the biggest names in soccer in being selected one of 20 finalists for the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

The two-time Paralympian from Alaska is listed alongside legendary names David Beckham, Hope Solo and Thierry Henry as finalists.

Johnson was a fixture on the U.S. Paralympic National Team at goalkeeper for more than a dozen years between 2003 and 2016. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy when he was young, Johnson didn’t let that stop him from enjoying the game he loves.

Johnson, of East High fame, played on the varsity team as a senior in 1999 and helped the T-birds reach the ASAA state tournament championship game for only the second time in school history.

The athlete of the week recipient is selected by a panel each Friday and announced Saturday at 11 a.m. on the Sports Guys on CBS Sports Radio 590AM and 96.7FM.

View past winners here.