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Johnson, Devon ‘Rockhead’

Card: Sage 2016 (78/250)
Acquired: 2017, Box Breaker

Rockhead Devon Johnson went to Marshall where he was plugged in all over the place to get him on the field and acclimated to a position. During his time for the Thundering Herd, he was a LB, TE, and FB before being switched to tailback. He finished his career with 305 carries for 2,373 yards, and 25 TDs,  Devon’s yards per carry was a fantastic 7.8 per carry. He would’ve fared better if not for a nasty back injury that cost him 6 games as a senior. Classified as a fullback by NFL scouts, Rockhead was not selected in the 2016 NFL Draft.  He was signed by the Carolina Panthers but after an injury in the preseason, he was waved with an injured reserve designation that sidelined him all year. Johnson got another look with the squad when he returned from injury in 2017, but Rockhead did not make the final cuts.

Vitale III, Danny

Card: Sage 2016
Acquired: 2017, Box Breaker

Danny Vitale played college football at Northwestern. There he played slotback and tight end. The hard nosed blocker had 135 receptions for 1427 yards and 11 touchdowns. At 6’2″, 235, Vitale would have had to seriously bulk up to play tight end, so he was classified as a fullback for the 2016 NFL draft.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Dan with their 6th round pick. He did not make the squad, but was resigned soon thereafter to their practice squad. In October of that year the Browns signed Danny off of the Bucs practice squad. Pressed into duty he had 4 receptions for 27 yards in 9 games. He returned in 2017 to the Browns on their practice squad and recorded another 3 receptions for 19 yards. He’d be cut in 2018, and  presently is on the practice squad of the Green Bay Packers.

Williams, Jonathan

Card: Sage 2016
Acquired: 2016, Box Breaker

Jonathan Williams played runninback for the Arkansas Razorbacks from 2012 to 2014.  Every year Jonathan’s numbers improved culminating in his junior year in which he had 211 carries for 1190 yards and 12 TDs.  After sitting out his entire senior year due to a foot injury, Williams was selected in the 5th round of the 2016 NFL Draft.  He’d play sparingly over the course of his rookie season rushing for 94 yards, and scoring his first touchdown against the New England Patriots. Jonathan was cut in 2017, and quickly found a home with the Broncos on their practice squad.  Soon thereafter the New Orleans Saints stepped in, and signed Jonathan to a two year deal off of Denver’s practice squad. Currently, Jonathan is a member of the Indianapolis Colts.