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Lions notes: Kerryon Johnson’s high school highlights are eye-popping

Yeah, you’re going to want to see this.

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Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson wowed Detroiters in his rookie season, putting up a phenomenal 5.4 yards per carry, which was good for second best in the entire NFL.

But it wasn’t just the numbers, it was how he got to those numbers. He was shifty. He had excellent vision. Hell, he even plowed over a defender or two.

For anyone who has known Kerryon since high school, none of this is a surprise. The 23-year-old running back has been doing this for years, and now there is visual proof of it. A clip of Johnson’s high school tape hit Twitter this week, and man, is it fun to watch. Check it out:

Oh, but that is just a taste. YouTube has so much more worth watching. Back in his days at Madison Academy, Johnson wasn’t just a talented back, but an unstoppable quarterback running the wildcat and even a highlight-reel machine as a wide receiver.

Watch that and try not to get excited for 2019.

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