LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - As the Lumberjacks went through testing at the SFA Pro Day on Wednesday, they were under watch by NFL scouts and players. That included their former teammate and Pittsburgh Steeler Gus Johnson. The SFA running back record holder made the trip to Lufkin to check in and encourage his former teammates.
Entering his third year in the league, Johnson has bounced around trying to find his way. He's been with the Cowboys, Raiders and Falcons. With each move he's made, Johnson said he's learned something new from every team.
Now that Johnson is with the Steelers, you can tell he is giddy about being with an organization coming off a trip to the AFC Championship.
"They're a legendary organization, legendary players, legendary coach, it doesn't get any better than that. Being under Mike Tomlin and his energy every day is great. He brings energy and players bring energy," said Johnson.
Johnson said he'll have to step up in special teams if he wants to make a roster spot.
"You can always contribute on special teams and be a guy who's a team player doing. I do whatever I can to help out and not try to step on many toes," said Johnson. "When a team makes it to the AFC Championship there's not a lot of holes to be filled. Wherever they can use me, I'll be ready."
Johnson will workout in Houston until he heads off to training camp.