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East Texans look to be next stars to wear the star

By Maya Golden - bio | email

For two East Texans it was a very big day at mini-camp.

Gilmer's Manuel Johnson and Tatum's Stephen Hodge stepping onto the field at Valley Ranch for the first time as pro's on Friday.

Stephen was drafted by the Cowboys on Sunday in the sixth round, Manuel in the seventh.

Stephen moves from safety, a position he played at TCU to linebacker.  

"I was pretty excited but then again I was nervous because it's inside linebacker," Stephen said. "It's new and it's just about getting a feel for how to play inside linebacker. But, overall it was just fun putting on the Dallas' star."

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