Thomas Johnson, Missing Texas A&M Receiver, Found Safe After Disappearance
ESPN is reporting that Thomas Johnson, a football player at Texas A&M who had been missing since Monday, has been found safe.
According to the report, Johnson, one of the Aggies’ leading receivers, was found sometime overnight, but it was not immediately disclosed where he was found.
The circumstances behind his disappearance were also not known.
KDFW notes that Texas A&M will hold a news conference Thursday morning.
Police said Wednesday that Johnson, a freshman receiver, was last seen leaving his residence in College Station, Texas, on Monday at 5 pm, wearing a black jacket, black shorts, and grey shoes.
The 18-year-old athlete was reported missing after failing to show up for football practice at least twice after A&M’s 29-24 win over Alabama Saturday.
At the time Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin released a statement expressing his concern, saying:
“All of us are obviously very concerned about the safety and well-being of Thomas Johnson, who has been missing since Monday evening. Authorities are working closely with his family, friends and law enforcement agencies to help locate him.”
The coach added:
“Thomas is a tremendous student-athlete, greatly admired by his fellow teammates and all of us on the coaching staff. If anyone has any current information about him or knows of his whereabouts, please contact his family or law enforcement authorities immediately. We pray for his quick and safe return.”
On the season, the 5-foot-11, 180-pound Johnson has caught 30 passes for 339 yards and a touchdown in 10 games, including two starts, for the Aggies.