Why Auburn RB Kerryon Johnson is drawing comparisons to NFL star Le’Veon Bell

AUBURN, Ala. — Early in the second quarter of Auburn football’s regular-season matchup against Georgia in November, Kerryon Johnson took a buck sweep handoff from Jarrett Stidham.

Johnson turned upfield and saw a Georgia defender straight ahead of him. He stopped, took a small step backward and bounced his run to the outside. The Bulldogs weren’t ready for it. Johnson zoomed ahead past the sticks and was knocked out of bounds.

As Johnson made his run, CBS color commentator Gary Danielson exclaimed, “That’s Le’Veon Bell!”

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