Gilmer native, SFA graduate signs with Dallas Cowboys

Gilmer native, SFA graduate signs with Dallas Cowboys

(KLTV) - A Stephen F. Austin alumnus and 2011 graduate of Gilmer High School officially signed with the Dallas Cowboys on Monday.

The SFA Lumberjack Football twitter account released a congratulatory message Monday afternoon for running back Gus Johnson, saying, "So how does everyone think @GusJohnson06 will look with the star on his helmet? Congrats Gus! #AxeEm". 

Among Johnson's honors, he was 2014 SLC Player of the Year, and a four-time All-American (three of those first teams). He finished his career at SFA with 21 100-yard and four 200-yard rushing performances. Johnson was the school's all-time leading rusher with 3,907 yards and ranking fifth all-time in SLC history. He also ranks first all-time in SFA program history in season rushing yards (1,683 in 2014), season rushing touchdowns (23 in 2014), season scoring (138 points in 2014), career rushing touchdowns (51) and career total touchdowns (52), according to the university's football page.

Johnson will leave to join the team for training camp in Oxnard, California, Tuesday morning.

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