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UConn Football RB Ron Johnson Announces He Will Transfer

UConn Football RB Ron Johnson Announces He Will Transfer

The rising senior will be playing his final season elsewhere. UConn running back Ron Johnson announced, via Facebook, his intention to transfer for his final year of eligibility. “I'd like to thank the University of Connecticut for allowing me to pursue my dreams and play the sport that I love so dearly,” said Johnson. “I've decided to transfer for my senior season as finish out my college career elsewhere. Johnson came to UConn in the class of 2014 as the highest rated Husky commit on ESPN, added to the class by new head coach Bob Diaco after de-committing from Louisville. Johnson...

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Hartford Courant Jan 16, 2017

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Hartford Courant Jan 15, 2017

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Hartford Courant Jan 14, 2017

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Hartford Courant Jan 14, 2017

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Hartford Courant Jan 13, 2017

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Hartford Courant Jan 12, 2017

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Hartford Courant Jan 11, 2017

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