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ECU's Chris Johnson Named 1st Team All-America

East Carolina senior RB/RS Chris Johnson was named First-Team All-America by Pro Football Weekly (kickoff return specialist) while also earning Honorable Mention All-America honors by CollegeFootballNews.com (KOR specialist and running back) and SI.com (KOR specialist) according to an announcement by the three media entities.

The nation's active leader in career all-purpose yardage and kickoff return yardage, Johnson leads C-USA and ranks 15th in the nation in kickoff return average this season at 28.5 per return. He has set or tied 11 school records as a senior as well as two conference records for kickoff returns and KOR yardage. Johnson owns two of the top three single-game all-purpose yardage performance in the FBS this season.

A native of Orlando, Fla., Johnson racked up on post-season awards this year as he was named first-team All- Conference USA kick returner by the leagues head coaches and media members and selected to the second-team as a running back by the coaches. He also made a clean sweep of yearly honors after taking home the C-USA Special Teams Player-of-the-Year award by the leagues head coaches and media members.

Johnson becomes the first Pirate to garner any All-America accolades since Travis Williams' honorable mention selection in 2004 as a punt returner. He also becomes ECU's initial first-team choice since Tom Scott earned similar honors from The Sporting News and Football News in 1992.


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