Military Bowl® Updates

Zion Johnson, Boston College

Boston College offensive lineman Zion Johnson, a graduate student with a degree in computer science, has been named a Military Bowl 3M STEM Scholar-Athlete.

Johnson, who is from Bowie, Maryland, and recently was named to the Associated Press midseason All-American team, is pursuing a master’s degree in cybersecurity, political science and government. He has a 3.381 grade-point average.

“Zion Johnson is everything you look for in a student-athlete and young man,” said Michael Harris, Boston College Director of Student-Athlete Academic Services. “He’s a dedicated student and an exceptional teammate. He does things the right way and sets a great example for others. No matter what he does in life, he will be successful.”

The Military Bowl 3M STEM Scholar-Athlete Program honors one football player at each university that is a member of the ACC and the American Athletic Conference – the two conferences that are represented in the Military Bowl college football game. These players are studying STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) subjects and/or aspire to STEM careers.

“What an incredible collection of student-athletes, who demonstrate their leadership on the field and in the classroom while tackling challenging subjects that prepare them for the future,” Military Bowl President & Executive Director Steve Beck said. “We are thrilled to honor these student-athletes for their dedication and success.”

For the two teams that participate in the 2021 Military Bowl, 3M will make a donation in the name of each school’s Military Bowl 3M STEM Scholar-Athlete Program representative to their school’s general scholarship fund, designated to be used by a STEM major from an under-represented population.

“3M is excited to recognize these outstanding students pursuing degrees in STEM-related fields,” said Skip Driessen, Director of 3M Government Markets. “We know how hard these scholar-athletes have worked on the field and in the classroom and look forward to their continued success.”