Student Well-Being

Texas H.S. Football Players Spend Spare Time as ‘Bully Guards’

By Bryan Toporek — April 11, 2012 1 min read
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The old “football players are bullies” stereotype doesn’t apply at Johnson High School in Texas anymore.

At the start of this school year, three football players at the San Antonio school were recruited by the school’s counselor to help protect a freshman against a wave of constant bullying.

By November, the program was such a success, it expanded to incorporate nine more football players and four more bullied students in need of protection, according to the

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.