Army’s football players learn during turbulent year there is always more awareness to discover

By TOM SHANAHAN “Awareness, awareness, awareness,” was how TV analyst Frank Broyles, a College Football Hall of Fame coach, described players with instincts. Another kind of awareness, racial, was an additional quality that Army West Point’s players gained as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown. The players relied on virtual group phone calls to remain connected upon West Point closing nine months ago at the start of COVID-19 pandemic. At first, they were casual conversations from hometowns…

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Johnson came to West Point to lead in the trenches of football and the infantry

By TOM SHANAHAN Army offensive guard Mike Johnson suffered torn knee ligaments his sophomore year, resulting in a rehab process that came with the good and the bad to get back on the field. Although he gained a rare academy fifth year this fall, the extra semester came with an emotional downside. He missed out on graduating with his classmates. In the brotherhood gained from four years of West Point academics, football and military training, it's a bond…

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