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Johnson to play for M State Spartans

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Wadena-Deer Creek lineman Nolan Johnson will play football this fall for the M State-Fergus Falls Spartans.

Johnson, who is 5-10, 200 pounds, played on both the offensive and defensive lines for the Wolverines last fall.

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"Nolan was one of our leaders both on and off the field," WDC head football coach Tom VanErp said. "He is a very fierce competitor."

Johnson was a team captain in his junior and senior years. He earned the Wolverine Award for his attitude. Johnson has also been involved in FFA and is a senior class officer.

Johnson will play football under Steve King, who sees the WDC athlete as a defensive player.

"We think he can play a couple of different positions on defense - defensive end or linebacker," King said.

Johnson is the son of Monty and Linda Johnson.

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