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In 1979 former NFL tight end, Eric Johnson, was birthed in Needham, MA. Fun fact, Needham has been a Coca-Cola bottling plant since 1986, and on top of that is a packaging plant for Trader Joe’s. Also a good-looking kid by the name of Phil Dec is from Needham, MA (feel free to comment if you know Phil Dec). Regardless of these irrelevant tid-bits, Eric Johnson went to Needham HS as well as Belmont Hill School, where he kicked ass in academics and football, earning him a spot on the Yale University Football team.
At Yale, Johnson played receiver and is arguably the best Yale has ever seen. In one particular career game Johnson caught 11 balls for 244 yards along with the game-winning touchdown. He went on to finish with 182 receptions for 2,144 yards and 23 touchdowns in his collegiate career; it is no surprise he broke 11 school records. Johnson was looking to get drafted, but was too slow to be a receiver with his 5 second 40. At 6-3 226, he added 22 pounds of muscle, increased his...
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