Former player use chance to get NFL attention

Many former Arizona State football players have had the opportunity to work out in front of NFL scouts, but one significant contributor was left off the list.

Former ASU defensive end Tyler Johnson was among 12 NFL hopefuls from ASU participating in Monday’s pro day in Tempe.

Johnson was not among the eight former Sun Devils invited to the NFL combine on March 1-7. Johnson and four other former ASU players who didn’t get an invite to the NFL combine were able to work out for scouts from 29 NFL teams.

Unlike his teammates, Johnson made the decision to not skip out of his final game with ASU in the Las Vegas Bowl. The Highland High School product moved from linebacker to tight end in his last two years at ASU. The move saw him manage 33 tackles, four sacks, three passes defended and two fumble recoveries in the final season.

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