Johnson Leads Nation in All-Purpose Yards, Ranks Third in Rushing

November 13, 2002

Penn State senior tailback Larry Johnson has taken over the national lead in all-purpose yardage in Division I-A football, and moved into third nationally in rushing after running for 188 yards and scoring one touchdown and gaining 251 all-purpose yards last Saturday in the Nittany Lions' 35-14 win over Virginia. Johnson's 251 all-purpose yards against the Cavaliers gave him a school record 1,959 all-purpose yards this season. The old mark was 1,831 yards by All-American O.J. McDuffie in 1992. For more on this story, go to

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