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Titans' Chris Johnson auctions game-worn shoes for charity

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A tribute by a Tennessee Titans star is now having an even bigger impact on the families of those killed in the Connecticut school shooting.

During Monday night's game against the New York Jets, running back Chris Johnson wrote the names of the victims on his shoes.

It turned out to be a very good game for him, which included a 94-yard touchdown run.

A friend of first grade student Grace McDonnell at Sandy Hook Elementary School reached out to the team after seeing the shoes on television, and Johnson then spoke with victim's 11-year-old brother, Jack.

Johnson said he wanted to try to lift Jack's spirits, because the Titan felt especially connected after recently becoming the father of twin boys.

He said he plans to send Jack an autographed jersey, and the family also now has his phone number if he can help in the future.

Friday, the now-famous shoes went on the auction block for charity. The bidding opened at $100, and soon rose to more than $1,000.

The auction runs through Jan. 7, and check it out, visit:

http://www.nflauction.nfl.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ProductDisplay?prrfnbr=1370556&prmenbr=65664914&aunbr=1370556.

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