Missing Texas A&M player found safe in Dallas

Thomas Johnson

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Texas Aggies wide receiver Thomas Johnson hasn't been seen since late Monday afternoon.

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on November 15, 2012 at 1:41 PM

COLLEGE STATION - Texas A&M freshman wide receiver Thomas Johnson has been found safe in Dallas after being missing from campus since Monday.

His mother, Linda Hanks, says A&M University police called her early Thursday to say the 18-year-old has been found unharmed.

Police said Wednesday that Johnson was last seen leaving his College Station residence around 5 p.m. Monday.

"I'm asking anyone... anyone... to just provide any piece of information," said Linda Hanks, through tears, as she stood outside her South Dallas home Wednesday night, clutching her cell phone.

Hanks said she had traveled from Dallas to College Station as authorities searched for her son. Meanwhile, Johnson turned up 180 miles to the north, in Dallas.

Coach Kevin Sumlin says he's relieved Johnson has been found and is concerned for Johnson's health and well-being.

Hanks said Johnson had not contacted her since his disappearance and that she had no other information.

Campus police said that they are not releasing further details.

Johnson has appeared in 10 games this season, and has 30 catches for 339 yards and a touchdown.

He graduated from Skyline High School in May and is now a freshamn at Texas A&M, starting two games on one of the top college football teams in the nation.

Hanks was in College Station last week visiting Thomas. She spoke with her son then. On Monday, she got a text that he had missed class and football practice.

Knowing that Thomas has family in Dallas, Texas A&M Police put out an alert saying Johnson may have traveled to the Dallas area. The university said this does not appear to be a case involving foul play.

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