Two Ole Miss starters get medical hardship waivers


Two key Ole Miss veterans in defensive end CJ Johnson and offensive guard Aaron Morris received medical hardship waivers by the NCAA, which means they’ll get an extra year to play beyond 2014, according to the university.

Johnson had a season-ending leg injury in September stemming from a broken leg he suffered in the spring, and Morris tore his ACL week one against Vanderbilt.

Johnson, the former blue chip linebacker recruit, now plays end for the Rebels. He made 12 tackles and four tackles for loss in four games. Morris is one of the offensive line anchors and veterans who started every game as a sophomore in 2012.

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  • This is huge for Ole Miss to get to have Johnson and Morris for an extra year. They are two of the best players on the team and they are leaders.

    • Yeah, the offensive line could be studly over the next two years if Tunsil, Golson, Taylor, and Cooper all continue to develop and stay healthy. As well, the D-Line will be the deepest and most talented that we have had since the Peria Jerry and Greg Hardy era. The next two years could be promising with C. J. And Aaron solidly in the fold.

      • I completely agree. The OL should be one of the most talented Ole Miss has had in a long time , if ever. But they will young and not quit as deep as last year. The DL is just going to be nasty the season and really deep. If we can get Channing Ward to play anywhere near his potential, he could be an All-SEC type player.

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