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Draft Scout Rufus Johnson News
01/08/14 - LB Rufus Johnson, a sixth-round draft pick, was promoted from the Saints' practice squad to replace Parys Haralson on the active roster.
09/01/13 - LB Rufus Johnson was waived by the Saints Saturday.
04/28/13 - A closer look at the Saints' picks: Round 6/183 -- Rufus Johnson, OLB, 6-5, 272, Tarleton State...An unknown going into the draft because he played at a Division II school, the Saints like the pass-rushing Johnson for his length and 4.72 speed and plan to turn him into a outside linebacker. - The Sports Xchange
03/28/13 - 2013 Tarleton State Pro Day: Tarleton State’s Rufus Johnson gets extended look...Representatives from six NFL teams gathered at Tarleton State’s pro day held at nearby Aledo High School on March 15, where 10 players went through a workout held at the high school’s indoor facility. Rufus Johnson, DE (6-foot-4 1/2, 266 pounds) - Johnson ran the 40-yard dash in 4.75 and 4.78 seconds. He had a 34 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-2 broad jump.
He did the short shuttle in 4.64 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.69 seconds. Johnson will be going to Seattle and San Diego for visits with the Seahawks and Chargers, respectively. He has also been encouraged to work out at Texas State’s pro day on March 26, which should be well-attended since the University of Texas will be hosting its pro day that same day (Texas’ will be held in the morning, while Texas State’s pro day will be conducted in the afternoon. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
11/23/12 - 2012 LONE STAR DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR: Rufus Johnson, Tarleton State...Johnson, who also earned first team defense honors, led the Texans with 10.0 sacks and 17.5 tackles-for-loss this season. The Dallas native ranked second in the LSC in both categories and was eighth in the nation in TFL (2.06/game). His 1.12 sacks per game average ranked No. 9 in the nation as well. - Tarleton State football