Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson was inducted into the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame on Saturday along with seven others in the class of 2015.
Johnson, who is a three-time Pro Bowl linebacker in the NFL, was a dominant performer in the state of Texas for both high school and college football. He was a dominant tackler at the high school level where he once racked up 30 tackles in a single game. At the University of Texas, he was named the nation's top defensive player as the Nagurski Award winner as well as the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2004. He was the Chiefs' first-round selection the next spring at No. 15 overall.
"Being from the city of Waco and being inducted in the Texas High School Hall of Fame, that's huge," said Johnson, per the Waco Tribune. "To have my community support me in my own hometown, I'm very appreciative."
Other familiar names from the draft class include longtime NFL defensive lineman Jerry Ball and former NFL player and head coach Mike Singletary.