Delane Hart Johnson ready to help Lobos at receiver position

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Delane Hart Johnson, at six foot three and 219 pounds, has the size to make an NFL roster. For now the redshirt senior receiver at the University of New Mexico will settle for helping his Lobos have a great 2018 season. Hart Johnson has always delivered when called upon. He is the first Lobo receiver to have three catches of 80 or more yards.

Hart Johnson accomplished the feat over five games. The thing is Hart Johnson is not called upon much. The Lobos have run the triple option the last few years. With the spread being added to the team’s offensive arsenal this season, Hart Johnson is expected to thrive. “As a senior this is the last time we get this,” said Hart Johnson. “It’s my last college camp so I got to be in the best shape and ready and ready to work hard every day each and every day in and out.”

Hart Johnson has a great appreciation for the game after sitting out a year, healing from a car accident that nearly took his life. Hart Johnson sat out the 2016 season. It was a tough time for him and his family. His brother, Denver Broncos Safety Will Parks, is glad his Hart Johnson is healthy again and is hoping his final year at New Mexico is a big one.

Parks would love to see his brother make it to the NFL just like he did after starring at Arizona. “This is a big year for him and probably coming out for the draft this year,” said Parks. “You know, I hope he has like 2 thousand yards, a thousand catches. I just want his numbers to be big. You know, if you dream big the goals that you reach for should come your way.” New Mexico will start the season at home when they host Incarnate Word September 1.

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