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Post Thank you Jason Johnson

Wednesday November 21, 2007

A stinger suffered in practice last week turned out to be a bit more serious than anyone had thought, and Jason Johnson’s football career is over according to Anthony Dasher of UGASports.com. Johnson stated that further participation would risk paralysis.

Johnson, a senior from Chicago, started out as a walk-on and through hard work earned a scholarship. He first made a splash as a standout in the 2006 G-Day game and was thrust into the public eye this season as injuries at tailback opened the door for a start and significant playing time against Florida. He has also become a fan favorite for his exuberance on the sideline.

It’s painful to see his career end with just a few games remaining, but he is a guy who really has lived the dream. He got out of inner-city Chicago, earned a Georgia football scholarship, and will graduate in December.

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  • JJ is a DGD. A guy like that, with that enthusiasm, work ethic and intelligence (GATA graduating in DEC!) will go very, very far in this world.

    Not to mention, no one in the Dawgnation, myself included, will forget him (ever!).

    Thank-you JJ, all the best on your next step in life.

  • Heck of a Good Dawg!! We will cetainly remember JJ’s time at UGA. Send us some more playersw ith hearts as big as JJ’s, Chicago!

  • Jason is a player that I pointed to as an example for my sons: hardworking, intelligent and a polite and well brought up young man with a bright future ahead of him. I wish you only the best, Jason. You are now and forever a DGD!

  • I actually work with JJ right now. He is still a good guy and is fun to be around.