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Texas A&M Freshman Thomas Johnson Found After Being Declared Missing

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistNovember 15, 2012

Texas A&M freshman wide receiver Thomas Johnson has been found safe after being declared missing since Monday, according to a report from the Associated Press (h/t ESPN.com).

A police department spokesperson told ESPN.com Thursday morning that further information was forthcoming, but confirmed that Johnson was safe.

His mother, Linda Hanks, said A&M University police called her early Thursday to say the 18-year-old has been found unharmed.

The report says that Johnson was found nearly 180 miles from the campus at College Station, near Dallas. 

Johnson was last seen leaving College Station on Monday evening before being found on Wednesday. No information on his disappearance is available right now. A press conference was reportedly scheduled for Thursday, but according to AggieSports.com, it will not be taking place. 

There is no press conference scheduled at this time regarding Thomas Johnson, per A&M spokesman Jason Cook.

— Aggie Sports (@Aggie_Sports) November 15, 2012

Harris' teammate, De'Vante Harris, posted a message on his Twitter page late Thursday night asking his followers to help find Harris. 

Everybody help please find my cousin Thomas. If y'all find out anything, please call C-Stat PD

— De'Vante #BMM Harris (@Official_DH10) November 15, 2012

According to the report, Johnson's mother had no information on what happened to her son during his absence. 

Most of Texas A&M was in a celebratory mood over the weekend following the football team's win over previously unbeaten and top-ranked Alabama. But this situation stopped everyone in their tracks. 

Fortunately, Johnson is back with his family and unharmed. The freshman receiver has had a productive season on the field, with 30 catches, 339 yards and one touchdown. 


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