FCS standout DB Danny Johnson dies in car wreck

The Alabama A&M Bulldogs suffered a terrible tragedy late Thursday night when a car wreck claimed the life of star defensive back Danny Johnson. The school announced the sad news early Sunday morning and it was certainly a sad event for the Bulldogs.

This is a tragic loss for the Alabama A&M University family,” a statement from athletic director Bryan Hicks began. “Danny was a fine young man, a hard worker on the field and off.

“Our condolences go out to the Johnson family.”

Johnson “was killed when the 2011 Kia he was a passenger in collided head-on with a 1999 Dodge pickup truck in Jackson County.”

“It is with great sadness that we share the tragic news of Danny’s passing,” head coach James Spady said in his statement. “He and his brother Devon were two of our first signees.

“Danny was an important member of our football family and a fine student. We ask everyone to join us in prayer for his family and keep them in your thoughts in this time of sadness.”

In his two years with the Bulldogs, the junior was a starter for the team. Danny Johnson recorded 37 tackles in 2015, which was tied for second on the team, and four pass deflections.

Campus Sports would like to send their condolences to the Bulldogs and the entire Johnson family.

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