Unlike many athletes his age who make millions of dollars, David Johnson has shown that the side attractions that come with being rich and famous are not for him, because he has chosen to settle down with someone who will give him all the support he needs to succeed, and that person is Meghan Brock, his college sweetheart.
From a very young age, DJ, as he is affectionately known, showed that he was cut from a different cloth than his peers because he showed an outstanding character that went hand in hand with incredible athletic ability. It was probably these qualities, among others, that prompted Brock to say yes to his advances.
Read on to learn more about how the couple’s relationship began and how they worked to build a dynasty by each other’s side.
All The Facts About Meghan Brock
1. Brocks is an Iowa Native
Meghan Brock was born on March 1, 1993, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Details of her early life and family are not available, nor is it clear whether she has any siblings. For her high school education, Brock attended Cedar Falls High School, where she was mainly involved in the cheerleading team. Later she enrolled at the University of Northern Iowa.
2. She is a Certified Nurse
After completing her education at the University of Northern Iowa, Meghan Brock returned to school to study nursing. She enrolled at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she took a nursing course and completed a Licensed Practical Nurse program as a certified nurse. Brock then sought employment in a retirement community called NewAldaya Lifescapes in her hometown of Cedar Falls.
3. Relationship and Marriage to David Johnson
It is said that David Johnson had the chance to visit the state of Illinois, which also offered him a scholarship. However, he decided to enroll at the University of Northern Iowa, where he would meet the love of his life.
The two are said to have first met at a house party for Brock’s 19th birthday in 2012. The college athlete advertised during the health promotion course they attended to woo her, and then they became a couple. According to reports, Meghan Brock and David Johnson became almost inseparable when they became training friends and often went on vacation together.
After completing Johnson’s outstanding college football career, he was selected by the Arizona Cardinals with the 86th overall selection in the 2015 NFL Draft. About a month after the draft, in June 2015, the NFL-bound football player asked his girlfriend to marry him, and she agreed. The marriage was sealed the following year, on April 8, 2016.
4. She Suffered Blood Pressure Disorder During Her First Pregnancy
A few months after the exchange of marriage vows, Meghan Brock and her husband announced that they were expecting their first child. The couple shared details of the pregnancy online on their various social media accounts. A visibly pregnant Brock was also present at a number of her husband’s games and showed her support.
Although she seems to have coped very well with the whole ordeal, Brock’s pregnancy was not the smoothest. She suffered from a severe blood pressure disorder called pre-eclampsia. On January 19, 2017, she gave birth to a son named David Jerome Johnson Jr. The birth process was not without complications, as Brock was subsequently placed on bed rest while the baby spent a few days in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
It’s not clear if she still has a job as a nurse or if she has become a full-time housewife who runs the household while her husband continues to set records in the NFL.
5. Meghan Brock and Her Husband Run a Charitable Foundation
After the difficult experience of giving birth to her son and the subsequent time spent in the neonatal intensive care unit looking after her little child, Meghan Brock and her husband founded the non-profit organization Mission 31 Foundation, which collects donations for children who are struggling with a disease.
The Foundation has since led to the creation of another organization called David’s Locker, which aims to bring fun and happiness to children and families in hospitals by providing video games and other electronic devices.