FAM1ST FAMILY FOUNDATION
We created Fam 1st Family Foundation in 2006 with the official forming in March 2011, to improve the lives of children by mentoring them on the importance of education, literacy and self-esteem. Fam 1st was launched by Joshua Johnson (QB, NY Giants) and Marshawn Lynch (RB, Oakland Raiders) who have overcome a significant amount of adversity to become the men they are today. Prior to becoming NFL athletes giving back to the community and helping underprivileged youth succeed has always been a passion for Marcus, Joshua, and Marshawn.
Joshua Johnson (born May 15, 1986) is an American football quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at San Diego where he was coached by current 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh. Johnson attended Oakland Technical High School and was a letterman in football, basketball, and track & field. In football, as a senior, he was named the team’s Most Improved Player, was a first team All—City selection, and led his team to the Oakland Athletic League Championship.
Marshawn Lynch (born April 22, 1986) is an American football running back for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the first round (12th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft. In his rookie year, Lynch became the Bills’ first 1,000—yard rookie rusher since Greg Bell in 1984. He finished the season with 1,115 total rushing yards and seven touchdowns. Lynch played college football at California, where he was the school’s second all—time career rusher with 3,230 yards.
Lynch attended Oakland Technical High School. In his 2003 season, Lynch amassed 1,722 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns in only eight regular season games, and an additional 375 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns in two postseason games. He was voted a PrepStar and SuperPrep All—American and was also voted as the San Francisco East Bay Player of the Year.
Marcus Peters (born January 9, 1993) is an American football cornerback for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Chiefs in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft. He played college football at Washington. Peters attended McClymonds High School in Oakland, California, where he played football and ran track. He played as a cornerback for coach Curtis McCauley. As a senior, he notched seven interceptions and scored six touchdowns on kick or punt returns. He also played wide receiver and kicker. He was named the MVP of the Oakland Athletic League, as he led the Warriors to a 12-0 record, the school's first-ever perfect season. In track & field, Peters competed as a sprinter. As a senior, he won the 100 meters (10.87 s) and 200 meters (22.91 s) events at the Oakland Athletic League Championships.