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Tory Johnson Sr. Gets Sentimental About Son Following in His WVU Footsteps



Tory Johnson Sr. was sentimental about his son after he signed with West Virginia.

But maybe too sentimental.

In a tweet, that’s since been deleted by the author, the former Mountaineer shared his thoughts on his son following in his footsteps.

“From being in your mother’s womb on West Virginia campus 17 years ago,” Johnson Sr. wrote. “Now you’re about to be enrolled as a student athlete at the same place you were conceived.”

It may have been too much information for Johnson Sr. to share, especially the “conceived” line, but it also perfectly encapsulates the family ties that West Virginia is bringing in with Tory Johnson Jr. To be fair, Johnson Sr. did share a less informative heartfelt congratulations earlier in the day.

Johnson Sr. played at West Virginia from 1999-2003 as a tight end. Primarily used as a blocking tight end, he appeared in 26 career games across four seasons and caught 17 passes for 156 yards and five touchdowns in his career.

His son, who was apparently conceived at the university, is a consensus three-star wide receiver from Virginia. He chose West Virginia over offers from East Carolina, Maryland, Pittsburgh and Virginia.

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