Up close with OU's Lane Johnson
BY ERIC BAILEY World Sports Writer
Thursday, October 04, 2012
10/04/12 at 5:28 AM
Position: Offensive tackle
Major: Human relations
Hometown: Groveton, Texas
Lane Johnson is a self-described country boy from Groveton, Texas, which is located in the eastern part of the state. Johnson has started 15 of the past 16 games for the Sooners and was named to the 2011 Academic All-Big 12 First team.
You have taken academics seriously since you've been at Oklahoma. Can you talk about mixing academics and football?
Everybody knows that education is the first thing when it comes to going to the University of Oklahoma. Some of the coaches emphasize that you're not going to be able to play football forever and you are going to have to have a career after football. We all take our academics seriously.
What are your plans after college?
I wouldn't mind going into the media if the NFL doesn't work out. I like being around people.
What do you do in your spare time?
I spend time with friends. (During the off week), I went home and saw friends and family. I try to go fishing and hunting when I can. I like to spend time outdoors.
Anything specific that you hunt for?
Deer, duck, dove. Whatever. A lot of different things.
How do you find time to hunt deer when you are in the middle of football season?
My uncle has a ranch in Texas. It's all high-fenced. I'll go down there after the bowl season and kill a few deer and take them back. It's a great thing to have.
How much fun has this year been?
Last year, I took a few steps to learn what college football is all about. This year, I feel more prepared and am able to get focused each day.
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