You MUST watch this video. It is an excellent grassroots tribute to Chris Johnson’s days at ECU. The Titans are lucky to have this ECU running back who holds the record for the fastest electronic time ever at the NFL combine, 4.24 seconds. He is a beast. Thanks to Andy Hutchins from http://thearenablog.net for pointing it out to me. The video pays a fine tribute to the time that CJ spent playing for the Pirates.
In Johnson’s final collegiate game, the 2007 Hawai’i Bowl against Boise State, Johnson rushed for 223 yards on 28 carries and a touchdown as the Pirates won, 41–38. Johnson also had three receptions for 32 yards and a score and had six kick returns for 153 yards for a career-high and NCAA FBS record of 408 yards and two scores.
He had his professional debut with the Tennessee Titans on September 7, 2008 where he played in the season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars, which the Titans won 17-10. Johnson rushed for 93 yards on 15 carries and had 3 receptions for 34 yards and a touchdown. In only his second career game, Johnson ran for 109 yards on 19 carries, including a 51 yard run, and 2 receptions for 12 yards. On September 28, Johnson rushed for the first touchdown of his career against the Minnesota Vikings.
The song playing in the background is called “Purple and Gold” by Udon Cheek. I checked out Udon’s Myspace page and he has several Pirate songs that will get you pumped up. Plus, he is a ECU alumnus. Annnnd, it is sure to get girls booty dancing at your tailgate.
“My heart is purple and gold! I’m a pirate down in my soul!
I don’t back down not at all, find out when the cannons explode.”
When I started writing this post, I intended it to be about Chris Johnson but after hearing the music I got a little distracted. I sent a link out to some friends, and we all got goosebumps getting excited thinking about Pirate kickoff. … Ahh mimosas! 50 days and counting.
Notice the scoreboard in the background. That’s right. Hokies 22 – Pirates 27!