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Barnstormers Sign Former Kentucky Wildcat

12/14/2016 4:30 PM -

Barnstormers Sign Former Kentucky Wildcat
Iowa Barnstormers Sign DL Cory Johnson

DES MOINES – The Iowa Barnstormers have signed defensive lineman Cory Johnson to the 2017 roster, Head Coach Dixie Wooten announced today.

Johnson (6-3, 290, University of Kentucky) joins the Iowa Barnstormers for his rookie Indoor Football League (IFL) season. Collegiately, Johnson began his career at ASA College in Brooklyn, New York where he played for two years. While at ASA College, Johnson led the team in tackles and earned First-Team All-Northeast Football Conference as a sophomore. Johnson transferred to the University of Kentucky where he recorded ten tackles, including four tackles for loss, and two and a half sacks as a junior. In his senior season, Johnson tied for second on the team with 67 tackles and led Kentucky with eight tackles for loss. He also collected two sacks, one interception, one fumble recovery, one forced fumble, and one blocked kick.

Following his collegiate career, Johnson was signed by the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL as an undrafted free agent. Appearing in the team’s four pre-season games, Johnson collected six tackles, including one quarterback sack; but did not make the final 53-man roster.

“We want to win the battle in the trenches, so bringing Cory on board makes us stronger on the D-line,” said Coach Wooten. “He’s an All-SEC player that’s trying to get back to the NFL. Camp will be great for us.”

Season Tickets for the Iowa Barnstormers 2017 season are available now! For as low as $80 per seat, fans can enjoy the action from the same great seat location each game. For more information, call the Barnstormers at (515) 633-2255 or log on to www.theiowabarnstormers.com.

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