Thomas Johnson, the Texas A&M freshman wide receiver who has been missing since Monday, was found safe on Thursday in Dallas around 2:30 p.m., according to the university police department and Johnson’s mother.
However, no details about why Johnson left school, what he has been doing since Monday and why he was in Dallas have been given.
Linda Hanks, Johnson’s mother, said she received a call from the Texas A&M university police Thursday saying her 18-year-old son had been found unharmed.
Texas A&M police issued a release on Wednesday regarding the disappearance of Johnson, who had been missing since 5 p.m. Monday evening when he was seen leaving his residence in College Station.
Upon hearing about the disappearance of Johnson, Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin issued a statement praying for a quick and safe return of young freshman.
“All of us are obviously very concerned about the safety and well-being of Thomas Johnson, who has been missing since Monday evening,” Sumlin said in the statement. “Thomas is a tremendous student-athlete, greatly admired by his fellow teammates and all of us on the coaching staff.”
Sumlin’s toned changed after hearing that Johnson had been found Thursday.
“We are pleased and relieved to find T.J.,” Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin said in a statement. “Our foremost concern is for the health and well-being of T.J. I would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers and efforts in locating him.”
Hanks was one of the many that attempted to locate her son during his disappearance. She told WFAA-TV that she traveled from Dallas to College Station as authorities searched for her son.
The station also reported that Hanks went to visit Johnson last week and received a text Monday stating he has missed class and practice.
Hanks added that her son has not contacted her since his disappearance and that she had no other information.
Johnson’s disappearance came a week after the Aggies beat at the time the No. 1 Alabama Crimson 29-24. He had three catches for 22 yards against the Tide.
Johnson is the Aggies third-leading receiver, with 30 catches for 339 yards and one touchdown this season in 10 games.