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January 30, 2014

Johnson accepts GA role

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After a post-football career that's seen him tackle different roles in the media, former safety Kelin Johnson is getting back into football after announcing on Facebook Thursday that he has accepted a graduate coach position with the Bulldogs.

"Friend's and Family, I have decided to take my talents back to Athens. I will be working on my masters degree and coaching football for the #1 school in the land, The University of Georgia," wrote on his Facebook page. "I am honored for this amazing blessing. I am excited about helping these young men become the best Son's, Brother's, Teammate's and Student Athlete's they can be. We have a lot of work to do Dawg Nation, but I promise we will rise back to the top where we belong. Love the game like you love your life."

Johnson will assist new Bulldog defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt with the Bulldog secondary.

Johnson, 29, starred with the Bulldog for four years from 2004-2007, starting 49 career games with seven career interceptions while playing safety for head coach Mark Richt.

After a career in the NFL did not pan out, Johnson became a regular in the Atlanta media, garnering stints on 680 The Fan, WSB and Comcast Sports.

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