BYU football: Cornerbacks Jordan Johnson, Trent Trammell helping each other through adversity
“I’m going to take this whole year to rehab and get better than before I got hurt,” Johnson said. “It could be nine months. I’ll take all of the time needed.”
Losing Johnson was a crushing blow to BYU’s secondary. However, Johnson is confident that his teammates will be able to fill that void with players like junior college transfer Robertson Daniel, freshman Dallin Leavitt and freshman Michael Davis, who was switched from wide receiver to cornerback last week.
“We’re going to be fine,” Johnson said. “It’s a part of the game. Everybody gets hurt. It’s unfortunate, but somebody will come in and fill in for me.”
What about Davis, who intercepted quarterback Taysom Hill in Monday’s practice?
“He has caught my eye. Nobody’s going to run past that man,” Johnson said of Davis. “He’s going to run stride for stride with everybody. He’ll be pretty good for us.”
Johnson said he’ll remain close to the team this season, but as of yet he doesn’t have a particular role. But he said he’s willing to help out any way he can.
“I’m always here. I’m just in the training room now,” Johnson said. “In time, they’ll give me my role. I’m not in a rush. If they need me to help them, I’ll help them. I’m there for them.”
Johnson is there for them, just like he was there for Trammell when Trammell suffered his season-ending knee injury. Just as Trammell is there for Johnson now.
And if all goes according to plan, Johnson and Trammell, bonded together through the crucible of similar adversities, will be playing together on the field next fall in BYU’s defensive backfield.
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