Mar 16 / Rob

Happy Friggin Friday, Cardon Johnson is Coming Back

Cardon Johnson is coming back y’all. Yes, the extremely talented running back who has experienced some brutal luck with injuries, will be suiting up for the Dukes in the fall. The NCAA granted him a 6th year of eligibility due to a hardship waiver. There was no word on whether or not Andre Semenov advised Johnson and the Dukes during the waiver request process.

This absolute great news for Johnson, and for Dukes fans. Cardon went done with season ending injuries the past two seasons. It’s exciting that he’s going to get a chance to go out on his own terms. It also makes the Dukes offensive backfield quite dangerous. Johnson turned heads last year in the season opener against ECU. In that game he rushed for 265 yards and 2 scores. The performance had JMU fans drooling and eager to see what he could do as the featured back. But he suffered an achilles injury two games later, which knocked him out for the year.

In his JMU career, Johnson has rushed for over 2,088 yards and 24 touchdowns. He’s an explosive back who also runs with plenty of power. He’ll join a backfield that already includes studs like Marcus Marshall, Trai Sharp, and Percy Agyei-Obese. Marshall and Sharp have both started games and Agyei-Obese gave fans a taste of his tremendous potential as a freshman last year when he averaged 5.7 yards per carry. The crew gives the Dukes plenty of depth at running back and will help make whoever earns the starting QB job breathe a little easier on Saturdays.

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  1. Ken / Mar 17 2018

    I just want him to be able to walk normally as an old man…good luck and Go Dukes!

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