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GET TO KNOW: Running back Kerryon Johnson

View photos of Lions' second-round pick Kerryon Johnson from offseason workouts.


Johnson: Huntsville, Alabama.

If a Lions fan were to come to your hometown, the first place you would take them is ... ?

Johnson: Wings To Go, definitely. 

College major?

Johnson: Exercise Science.

Favorite TV show?

Johnson: The Blacklist.

Favorite emoji?

Johnson: It's the one that's like got its tongue sticking sticking out.

Favorite meal?

Johnson: Lasagna.

What would your entrance music be?

Johnson: Anything by Kendrick Lamar. It doesn't matter what song. Just anything by him.

If you weren't playing football, what would you be doing?

Johnson: Hopefully PT, physical therapy. That's what I went to school for.

If you could have any super power, what would it be?

Johnson: Invisibility. Nobody could know you're around. 

If you could play any other NFL position, what would you play?

Johnson: Am I the same size or am I bigger? Doesn't matter? Defensive end. Being a pass-rushing d-end would be pretty fun. You get to kind of have fun with it.

One person you'd like to meet?

Johnson: Hmm, I just met Barry Sanders, so any great running back, honestly. I met Bo Jackson, met Barry, so that's top of the list right there. But I'd like to meet any great running back.

Favorite athlete of all time?

Johnson: Dwayne Wade.

Favorite thing about Detroit so far?

Johnson: There's a lot of good food places around here, like Middle Eastern food. I started eating that and was like 'woah, this is good!' We don't have anything like that down south.