Jaylon Johnson was trying to make a statement on Sunday Night Football.
Just not the statement some college football fans thought.
When the Chicago Bears cornerback was introduced during a nationally broadcast matchup with the Los Angeles Rams, Johnson shouted out Central High School instead of the University of Utah, where he twice earned All-Pac-12 honors during his time with the Utes.
The introduction caught some Utah fans by surprise.
Turns out, Johnson merely wants to spread a positive message to kids growing up in his hometown.
“I’m going to represent Fresno and [Central High School football] every chance I get,” Johnson tweeted Monday. “I want to inspire the youth and let them see someone who was in there [sic] shoes once make it. That it is possible. Everyone knows [Utah football] has dogs in the league. I want everyone to know Fresno has it too!!”
The Rams beat the Bears 34-13 on Sunday, but Johnson had five tackles and one pass defended on the night.