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Get to Know Your Orange Man: #17, DB DuWayne Johnson

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Syracuse will be looking for DuWayne to lay the smack down on opponents

NCAA Football: Central Michigan at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Name: DuWayne Johnson

Position: Defensive Back

Year: (Redshirt) Senior

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 183

Hometown: Washington, D.C.

High School: H.D. Woodson

2018 stats: Played in two games and recorded one tackle on special teams in the Western Michigan game.

2019 projections: Johnson will serve as a reserve defensive back while seeing action on special teams.

How’d he get here?: He started his career with the Virginia Tech Hokies and after two seasons there DuWayne left for Arizona Western. He picked Syracuse over offers from Arkansas, Iowa State and Missouri

Money quote:

Upon committing to the Syracuse Orange Johnson knew that he’d still have to fight for playing time in a talented defensive backfield.

“I’m approaching the group with a positive attitude,” Johnson said. “I know a lot of those guys are really good. They’ve been there and they’re hungry.”

What’d recruiting sites say?: Three stars, both as a high school prospect and as a JUCO recruit. He was a top-10 JUCO corner in 2018, and a top-100 JUCO player, according to 247Sports.

Twitterfeed: @iam_weezy2x

Tweets of wonder:

What movie would Dino recommend for him?: In keeping with the Dwayne Johnson theme we’ll go with the upcoming “Hobbs and Shaw” movie also starring Jason Statham and Idris Elba. An action film with a family theme is right up Dino’s alley.

Interesting nugget o’interest: DuWayne was coached in high school by his father Wayne and was a teammate with D’Andre Payne who is now on the Tennessee Titans roster

Let’s get a good look at ya: Here’s some film from DuWayne’s JUCO career