Johnson expected to start on Saturday for WSSU
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Quarterback Rudy Johnson of Winston-Salem State has healed up enough to where Coach Connell Maynor said he can play on Saturday against Slippery Rock in the first-round of the Division II playoffs.
Johnson has looked very good in practice so far this week, according to Maynor.
“He’s had two great practices and is bouncing around and having fun again,” Maynor said. “So we expect him to play and play well on Saturday.”
Johnson, a junior from San Diego, is 9-0 as a starter this season for the 9-1 Rams. He was attacked by several Virginia State players in a bathroom last Friday on the eve of the CIAA championship game and suffered several face injuries.
“We are ready to get back to football and putting all that other junk behind us,” Maynor said. “That’s why we had Rudy talk to all the press on Monday because we wanted all of that behind us so we can move.”
Game time on Saturday at Bowman Gray Stadium is 1 p.m.