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WATCH: The moment Lonnie Johnson found out he’s heading to Houston



Former Wildcat Lonnie Johnson is officially a Texan. After years of hard work, including a tough childhood and a few years in junior college, his dream of playing in the National Football League is finally coming true. Johnson was the eighth cornerback selected; he was the seventh selected in the second round.

He’ll remember this night – this moment – for the rest of his life. Here’s Johnson placing the Texans’ hat on for the first time, surrounded by his friends and family at his watch party in his hometown of Gary, Indiana.

That’s the face of a man who’s ready to get to work.

Some of Johnson’s former teammates weighed in on his selection:

After his name was called, Johnson did a quick interview with SportsRadio 610 in Houston.

“We kept counting down the picks and then when I saw that they had back to back [picks] I was like, ‘It’s gotta be them, it’s gotta be them. I don’t think they’re gonna pass on me,’” Johnson said. “And once they picked me – once my phone was ringing – I just broke down.”

Congrats, Lonnie Johnson!

Article written by Maggie Davis

I love sports, podcasts, long walks on the beach and Twitter (@MaggieDavisKSR)

8 Comments for WATCH: The moment Lonnie Johnson found out he’s heading to Houston

  1. TreyTingle
    9:48 pm April 26, 2019 Permalink

    Looking forward to see this man succeed in the league. Hopefully we see a few more UK guys taken tonight.

  2. 4everUKblue
    10:15 pm April 26, 2019 Permalink

    So happy for you LJ, now go kick some @ss!

  3. ukkatzfan
    10:27 pm April 26, 2019 Permalink

    Congratulations Lonnie !!!

  4. Larkin123
    11:22 pm April 26, 2019 Permalink

    This is exciting…

  5. mashburnfan1
    11:32 pm April 26, 2019 Permalink

    Go BIG BLUE. Congrats Lonnie, Josh and Mike. Lets go for 5 or 6 more on Saturday.

  6. njCat
    11:41 pm April 26, 2019 Permalink

    Any words from Booger on his coaching?

  7. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    3:10 am April 27, 2019 Permalink

    Now he can get some real development…says a certain dumbass.

  8. Luether
    6:08 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

    Didn’t think Lonnie would go this high. Just can’t forget all the times he was beaten deep…