Lane Johnson paves the way for success at his alma mater

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Lane Johnson paves the way for success at his alma mater
Lane Johnson paves the way for success at his alma mater

"Shell shock." Lane Johnson can now laugh about the sight of his headshot from Kilgore College, located a two-hour drive north of his hometown of Groveton in East Texas. But there was nothing funny about Johnson's state of mind 11 years ago. Johnson was an all-state quarterback at Groveton High School, but his graduating class consisted of just 35 students. The entire town's population is just over 1,000 people. His dream was to "go as big as he could." But only two schools offered Johnson an opportunity to be a walk-on, so he opted to go the junior college route to the one place that provided a scholarship – Kilgore. At 6-6, 202 pounds, Johnson was a quarterback for the Rangers in the 2008 season.

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