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4.17.15 Sports Johnathon Johnson Football Feature
Taylor Gash • The Daily Beacon

Senior wide receiver Johnathon Johnson runs drills during practice on Thursday.

Wide receiver Johnson takes unique road to UT sideline

While Butch Jones has spent the past two years going toe-to-toe with some of the best football programs in the country for highly rated recruits, Johnathon Johnson was not one of those players.

The rising senior wide receiver took a slightly different path to Knoxville, making a pit stop at Blinn College, a junior college. Unlike most junior college prospects, however, Johnson was not there because of his grades.

Out of high school, Johnson was committed to play football for the U.S. Air Force Academy before having a change of heart and taking the “juco” route. From there, a ...