Dallas Cowboys Bring In RB Gus Johnson For Mini Camp Tryout

The Dallas Cowboys brought in running back Gus Johnson from Stephen F. Austin for a mini camp tryout.  Johnson, was the 2014 Southland Conference Player of the Year at SFA.  Johnson an East Texas native (Gilmer) was also a four-time All-American selection.


Draft Profile (via NFL.com)



Well-built with thick bubble and powerful legs. Shows necessary power to rip through arm tackles and churn out additional yardage after contact. Has delayed burst once he gets to second level. Bow-legged runner with wide base and adequate balance through contact. What he lacks in explosiveness he makes up for in grit. Produced at consistent level over last three seasons.



Hip tightness is a concern. Unable to take wide track on outside zone and then one-cut sharply without noticeable gear grind. Lacks foot quickness for sudden, lateral cuts to make defenders miss.

Doesn’t seek out opportunities to send a message with aggressive acceleration into tackler. Play speed to perimeter inconsistent. Marginal production as pass-catcher. Very little ability to protect the passer.


Career Stats and Awards

  • Three-time All-Southland Conference selection.
  • SFA’s all-time leading rusher with 3,907 yards.
  • Southland Conference Player of the Year in 2014.
  • 2014 AFCA, FCS Sports Network and Beyond Sport Network first team All-American.
  • 2014 Associated Press second team All-American.


Stats via http://www.sfajacks.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/gus_johnson_742814.html

Video Credit: Southland Conference Digital Network


Johnson vs. Incarnate Word

Video Credit: Southland Conference Digital Network