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Former Gainesville standouts thriving at Tennessee
Johnson, Maddox were big contributors in 1st season
Tennessee linebacker and Gainesville High graduate A.J. Johnson, right, runs past Florida offensive lineman Matt Patchan (71) after recovering a fumble during a game on Sept. 17 in Gainesville, Fla. - photo by Associated Press
For former Gainesville football star A.J. Johnson, the transition to the college game was fairly painless. Will Maddox, a former infielder on the Red Elephants baseball team, said it took him a little more time to adjust. Regardless of the difficulty, the two shared a common opinion of their freshman seasons playing football and baseball at the University of Tennessee.
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