Johnson's journey to NFL has been long

Dennis Johnson, who actually played in a varsity game in second grade, has football in his blood.

Updated: April 18, 2002, 3:11 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

It only seems like former Kentucky defensive end Dennis Johnson, one of the more intriguing underclassmen in this year's NFL draft and certainly among the best pure pass rushers in the lottery, has played football forever.

In truth, Johnson pulled on his first pair of shoulder pads when he was 6 years old but wasn't permitted to participate in an organized game until second grade.

Of course, the fact that first meaningful encounter with the sport came as a member of the varsity at ...

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