Originally written on Blue Cougar Football  |  Last updated 11/17/14
In May, it was Phil Ford making headlines as a recent convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who was now interested in playing college football for the Brigham Young Cougars because of his new faith. This month it is Calvin Johnson, Jr. making those same headlines. Johnson is a 5-foot-8, 182 pound running back from Walterboro, South Carolina. His 4.49 speed in the 40 yard dash more than compensates for his less than ideal height. Even at 5-foot-8, he could still be a very successful college and professional football player. Barry Sanders, Darren Sproles, and Maurice Jones Drew are all 5-foot-8 or shorter. Johnson is being recruited by Boise State, BYU, Clemson, Miami (FL), Missouri, North Carolina, Penn State, South Carolina, Temple, and Vanderbilt.Ford is a 6-foot-6, 330 pound offensive lineman who plays for Iowa Western Community College. These measurements will catch the eye of many NFL scouts, to say nothing of college recruiters. He initially signed with Kan...
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