Former Texas A&M WR, “hacked jogger to death”

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It’s not a headline you read every day, but it is the sad reality that has become the life of former Texas A&M WR, Thomas Johnson.

The Dallas Morning News first reported the terrifying story of a former high school standout and emerging college star wide receiver, who’s life took a dark turn. 

The former Skyline High School Raiders star and Texas A&M was out of football and out of his home. And police say he took out his rage on a jogger he hacked to death at random Monday morning in northeast Dallas.

Police told the DMN that he used a large bladed knife to kill a 53 year-old jogger in Dallas. A witness who called 911 says a man in a hooded sweatshirt hit a jogger several times in the head with a sword.

Johnson hasn’t played for Texas A&M since 2012. He was emerging as the next college star during A&M’s remarkable upset over #1 Alabama 29-24. Johnson mysteriously disappeared a few days after the upset where he had three catches for 22 yards.

He would appear later that year, but he would not return to football. Johnson had expressed a desire to return to Texas A&M, but his comeback was thwarted when he was arrested on charges for evading arrest, burglary of a habitation and auto theft in 2014.

According to the Dallas Morning News, Johnson’s Aunt told police at the time of his 2014 arrest that “he had been causing problems in the family for a long period of time.”

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Jonathan is a product of the Missouri School of Journalism. At Mizzou he played on the club hockey team and was the president of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He loves all things where score is kept and there is a winner.