Baltimore Raven Jarret Johnson to fly with U.S. Navy Blue Angels
Johnson is one of the toughest and most durable players to ever put on a Ravens' uniform. Johnson played in an impressive 129-consecutive games for the Ravens, ranking as the second-longest streak in franchise history. Johnson also started 80-straight games between 2007-11, a streak that ties for the second longest in Ravens history.
"We know he was tough on the football field, so let's see how he does in the backseat of an F-18," said OC Air Show Director Bryan Lilley. "We are excited to be able to share that experience with him so he can have an even better appreciation for what our men and women in the military do every day."
The flight will take place on Wednesday afternoon at NASA Walops Flight Facility near Chincoteague. The Blue Angels are headlining the OC Air Show along with the Air Force F22 Raptor demo team and the Breitling Jet team out of France.
Johnson was a fourth-round draft pick of the Ravens in 2003. He played in Baltimore for nine seasons before signing with the San Diego Chargers before the 2012 season. Johnson spent three years in San Diego before coming back to Baltimore to retire.
For more on Johnson's career, read what the Ravens had to say about him: http://www.baltimoreravens.com/news/article-1/Jarret-Johnson-To-Retire-A-Raven-Wednesday/825463d6-20a7-43aa-8f1f-b4133d50d2f6