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For those that remember Devon "Rockhead" Johnson, the starting RB for Marshall during their 2014 13-1 season, he has passed at age 25. Unconfirmed cause at this time, but it appears to be an overdose. He messed up his back pretty bad while here and that issue kept him from sticking with the Panthers. If I had to speculate, I would guess that the pain medication led to an addiction.

It's a really sad thing because he was not only a great competitor on the field, but was a top quality guy off it. Never an ounce of trouble and a team leader with community outreach.

https://youtu.be/Sr6t-5P3srM
11-06-2018 11:00 PM
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(11-06-2018 11:00 PM)banker Wrote:  For those that remember Devon "Rockhead" Johnson, the starting RB for Marshall during their 2014 13-1 season, he has passed at age 25. Unconfirmed cause at this time, but it appears to be an overdose. He messed up his back pretty bad while here and that issue kept him from sticking with the Panthers. If I had to speculate, I would guess that the pain medication led to an addiction.

It's a really sad thing because he was not only a great competitor on the field, but was a top quality guy off it. Never an ounce of trouble and a team leader with community outreach.

https://youtu.be/Sr6t-5P3srM

I wasn't going to post anything until we get conformation on the cause of death.

Devon was only 25.....
11-06-2018 11:16 PM
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Prayers and condolences.
11-06-2018 11:18 PM
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Rest In Peace Devon. Gone too soon.
11-06-2018 11:18 PM
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11-06-2018 11:47 PM
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Oh my. Prayers for the family.
11-07-2018 08:25 AM
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This hurts. Bad.
11-07-2018 08:48 AM
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Reggie Oliver passed, Michael Payton and now Devon. Been a tough year.
11-07-2018 09:30 AM
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Sorry to hear that and thoughts go out to his family, I was really rooting for him when he was UDFA trying to make the team for Panthers.
11-07-2018 09:33 AM
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(11-06-2018 11:00 PM)banker Wrote:  For those that remember Devon "Rockhead" Johnson, the starting RB for Marshall during their 2014 13-1 season, he has passed at age 25. Unconfirmed cause at this time, but it appears to be an overdose. He messed up his back pretty bad while here and that issue kept him from sticking with the Panthers. If I had to speculate, I would guess that the pain medication led to an addiction.

It's a really sad thing because he was not only a great competitor on the field, but was a top quality guy off it. Never an ounce of trouble and a team leader with community outreach.

https://youtu.be/Sr6t-5P3srM

Man, that is awful news. I thought for sure he'd be a star in the NFL. MT could not stop him. I'm sure not playing football had a big toll on him, as well.
11-07-2018 10:13 AM
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What a tragedy. Prayers lifted to his family and friends. He was a Marshall great!
11-07-2018 10:19 AM
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Oh, no....

Prayers for him and his family.
11-07-2018 11:15 AM
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Sux. He was fun to watch play.
11-07-2018 12:00 PM
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What a waste. He was fun to watch play. Middle Tennessee had no answer for him.
11-07-2018 03:40 PM
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An amazing athlete. I remember watching him run over our linbackers in 2014 the first time we played the Herd!

RIP Rockhead!
11-07-2018 09:19 PM
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Oh, this is terrible. So young at age 25. He had so much life still ahead of him.

Devon Johnson was a heck of a runner. He only played sparingly against LA Tech in the 2014 CUSA championship game (I think he had an injury), which Marshall won at home, 26-23. But Johnson rushed 4 times for 34 yards in that game, averaging 8.5 yds per carry. Tech's defenders just couldn't bring him down. Johnson was a man amongst boys.

http://www.espn.com/college-football/box...=400609077
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11-08-2018 03:04 PM
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Very sad to hear he was an excellent back. RIP
11-08-2018 04:50 PM
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WOW! He was unstoppable at Marshall but I do remember that injury slowing him down. I think he would have been a great NFL player if that hadn't happened. Dealing with backpain from an injury like that can be unbearable, sad that may have led to his passing.
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11-08-2018 06:10 PM
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(11-08-2018 06:10 PM)THE NC Herd Fan Wrote:  WOW! He was unstoppable at Marshall but I do remember that injury slowing him down. I think he would have been a great NFL player if that hadn't happened. Dealing with backpain from an injury like that can be unbearable, sad that may have led to his passing.

Agree, he was best back I had seen in Cusa in a long time. He was unstoppable at times. Marshall for many years had some crazy good talent. I remember when a good undefeated ecu team rolled into Marshall and got their butts kicked big time.
11-08-2018 08:28 PM
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Very sad - he was a good RB on a fine Marshall team his last season
11-08-2018 09:11 PM
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