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Kerryon Johnson named University of North Alabama’s director of player personnel


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Kerryon Johnson named University of North Alabama’s director of player personnel

JD McCarthy
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Former Auburn running back Kerryon Johnson has been named the University of North Alabama’s director of player personnel, UNA’s head coach Brent Dearmon announced the move Thursday night.

Johnson is from Madison, Alabama and the move marks his return to football after his NFL career ended in 2021.

Johnson starred at Auburn from 2015-17 and rushed for 2,494 yards and 32 touchdowns Auburn. He was named the 2017 SEC Offensive Player of the Year after rushing for 1,391 yards and 18 touchdowns as a junior, leading the Tigers to a 10-4 record and an SEC West title.

Johnson was then drafted by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He made 14 starts across his first two seasons and rushed for 1,044 yards and six touchdowns but was plagued by injuries. His final appearance came in the 2021 season with the San Francisco 49ers.

The move will reunite him with college teammate Deshaun Davis, who coaches linebackers for UNA.

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