August 24, 2006

Johnson 'hungry' to get on the field

Rory Johnson is hungry but there's not a restaurant in Oxford that can serve up a dish to fulfill his appetite.

After two years at Hinds Community College, Johnson finally practiced with a Southeastern Conference football team Tuesday afternoon. The linebacker, originally from Vicksburg, isn't the normal junior college transfer, however.

He signed out of high school in 2004 with Mississippi State but failed to meet academic requirements and enrolled at Hinds. There he overcame a torn ACL from his senior year in high school and excelled on the field as an Eagle.

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