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Johnson to play in Senior Bowl

Updated: January 3, 2010, 10:05 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Less than four months after suffering potentially fatal injuries in a weightlifting accident, USC running back Stafon Johnson has accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl on Jan. 30 in Mobile, Ala.

Johnson's senior season with the Trojans abruptly ended after a weight bar crushed his throat on Sept. 28. He needed seven hours of reconstructive surgery immediately after the accident.

"This is a great opportunity for Stafon with all that he's been through and he's ...

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