Sterling Harris

Devonric Johnson

Jamie Running

Devonric Johnson


Devonric's mission is to teach at-risk kids the skills of perseverance through leadership and encouragement.



Devonric (DD) Johnson was born in Dallas, Texas and lived with his great Aunt, Mary Holloway until the age of 13. While living with his Aunt he endured an unbelievable hardship of deplorable living conditions which ultimately lead to him living on the street. Although his home life was in turmoil he was always an "A" student. When he started playing football in the 7th grade he became good friends with one of his teammates Sterling. Sterling reached out and convinced his parents, Charlie and Jamie Harris to adopt him. Under the care of the Harris's, DD became a model citizen, student and athlete. He was on the National Honor Society, Who's Who Among American High School Students, President of the Peer Mediation Group, Vice President of the Student Body, had all honor classes and took college credits at the local community college. He was the Captain of the football team, All-District, All-Area, All-State, and an All-American. He graduated from Terrell High School in the top 5% of his class and earned a full football scholarship to Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX).

While at SMU, Devonric suffered a career ending injury while playing football. Due to his high energy nature he needed something to fill that void so he pursued a career in the entertainment industry. He began acting, modeling, promoting and producing events while going to school full time. Devonric graduated from SMU with a Bachelors of Art in Economics and Finance. DD's entertainment career took off as he was hired for an international reality show produced by VH1. The show was called Kept, starring Jerry Hall. Since then he has been on several TV shows such as Friday Night Lights, modeled for JCPenney, Dillards and Neiman Marcus to name a few and has been part owner of several entertainment businesses.

Devonric continues to pursue his career in the entertainment industry while making it a priority to volunteer for community programs. The Boys and Girls Club of Dallas, YMCA of Dallas, Jonathan's Place Emergency Shelter, The Fashion Lab for the New Orleans Center of Creative Arts, Inspired Steps and Discovery are the programs that have given him the opportunity to give back to the community.

About Brothers By Choice
Devonric's passion to help other at-risk kids seek their potential through hard work and dedication has become the force behind his career in motivational speaking. He wants to use his life as a tool of motivation for other children who feel like they are alone. While showing them that there are people out there who genuinely love and care for them. Brothers By Choice is geared towards giving children their motivation to push through their hardships. DD's goal is to inspire others through his life lessons and to motivate people to push through their own hardships. Brothers By Choice embodies the human spirit of tenacity and the promise of love and change.