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A&M's Jerrod Johnson top pick in UFL Twitter draft

Updated: May 3, 2011, 4:56 PM ET
By Matt Lindner

All it took was 95 characters -- including spaces -- for @UFLCommissioner, aka United Football League commissioner Michael Huyghue, to make professional sports history.

"The #1 overall selection in the #UFLDraft for @theColonials is Texas A&M QB Jerrod Johnson. #UFL" … so goes his tweet.

Huyghue ushered pro football into the 21st century at 8:01 ET on Monday night as the UFL became the first pro sports league to hold its draft exclusively via social media. The ...

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