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Role Call: Cam Johnson joins traffic jam at WR


The talented undrafted free agent will need to hit the ground running with a level of athleticism that not many possess, hoping to make waves in Dallas Cowboys' training camp.

(Editor's Note: As part of the preparation for training camp, this series will introduce 25 players who are new to the Cowboys' roster, rookies and veterans alike. We continue with Cam Johnson.)

How He Got Here: Johnson carved his path to the front door of the Cowboys' organization by being one of the more athletic football players around — having roots in basketball as well, along with track and field. He earned varsity letters in all three sports and helped lead his team to 13 total state titles, including his individual ones.

He used that foundation to become a more dominant receiver, one that made 48 catches as a senior for 803 yards and nine touchdowns before heading to Vanderbilt, then transferring to Arizona State before finishing his collegiate career/eligibility at Northwestern, where he finished his final season with a team-high 54 receptions for 715 receiving yards and six touchdowns.

What's Next: The fight of his young football career, is what's next. Johnson enters a group of wide receivers that is not only brimming with talent, but a group that is also working through a traffic jam of players trying to prove they deserve to have a roster spot behind CeeDee Lamb, Brandin Cooks and other incumbents like KaVontae Turpin and Jalen Tolbert — not to mention the athleticism of rookie sixth-round pick Ryan Flournoy.

This is to say Johnson has his work cut out for him and that means every single rep will count in Oxnard and in preseason outings. He has the ability, he'll just need to show every ounce of it.

Did You Know: Johnson earned honors as a four-time All-State and four-time All-Region talent throughout his journey through football, basketball and football.

Quotable: "I always show up in practice and throughout a game. I'm a big-time playmaker. That's going to continue being the case at the next level. You're getting a guy that makes plays. I've been a playmaker my entire life." - Cam Johnson to *The Draft Network*

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