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Former VHS standout, Elmer Johnson, to compete hard next season



Elmer Johnson (Photo courtesy Alcorn State Athletics)

Elmer Johnson, a former Vicksburg High School football player, is returning to Alcorn State University next season to compete for playing time and a starting  spot on the team.

Johnson played safety for the VHS Gators where he was responsible for helping them to a playoff appearance every year he played on the varsity team. In 2016, he led the Gators to a 9-4 record in his junior season where he racked up 36 tackles and two sacks.

Johnson graduated from Vicksburg High in 2018 and began playing for Alcorn that fall.

In the 2019 season, Johnson played defensive back for Alcorn, but he gained limited playing time on the field. After being a part of the defense that helped secure the SWAC Championship for the Braves last season, he is now looking for a bigger role in the fall.

Johnson returns to Alcorn with more experience than last year, so his chances are better of securing more playing time and even a starting position. With his great athletic ability, he should have no problem at showing his coaches that he is ready for a big role on the field this year.


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