Three former FIU Panthers will continue their careers hoping for NFL roster spots

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 0 Comments

Three former FIU Panthers will continue their careers hoping for NFL roster spots
Three former Panthers joined the NFL following the 2019 draft as they continue their football careers in the NFL with Anthony Johnson, Stone Wilson and CJ Worton all hopefully playing on Sunday afternoons.
Wilson will stay in the 305 as the punter signed with the Dolphins while wideout Worton will head north to join the Falcons. Johnson will stay in the Sunshine State as well as the defensive lineman was extended a Rookie Mini Camp invite with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 
Wilson, FIU's career-leader in punts (203) and punt yards (8,225), will go down as one of the best punters in program history. Wilson's 44.0 average in 2018 was ranked second-highest in program history for a season at FIU while coming in for third in the league. Wilson was named to the All-CUSA Second Team following the 2018 season while also gaining a spot on the Ray Guy Watch List during the year.
Worton played one season with the Panthers after transferring to FIU from Florida. The wideout was a favorite target of James Morgan during the 2018 season as he collected a team-high 627 receiving yards and six scores. Worton's best game of the season came against crosstown rival Miami as he hauled in 123 yards on five catches while finding the end zone twice.
Johnson made 12 starts on the FIU defensive line last season as he collected 40 tackles with 6.5 for loss and 3.5 sacks in 2018. Johnson was a heavy presence in the opposing team's backfield as he also posted a program-record seven quarterback hurries as a senior. The Georgia native was named to the All-CUSA honorable mention Team as well as a senior.
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