GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — East Carolina University’s football team rolled to a 48-28 victory over South Florida on Saturday in large part due to the play of former D.H. Conley High School star C.J. Johnson.

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He finished with four touchdown catches, finishing overall with seven catches for 197 yards. Johnson was playing with a heavy heart after the death of his grandmother, who raised him. His performance tied the American Athletic Conference record for touchdowns in a game.

“He’s had a tough week,” ECU football coach Mike Houston said. “His family has had a tough couple of weeks. I was really proud of him. I’m proud of how he’s handled everything.”

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