Missing Texas A&M player found unharmed

(Dave Martin / AP)

Updated at 1:13 p.m. with press conference not scheduled

The mother of Texas A&M freshman wide receiver Thomas Johnson said her son, missing since Monday, was found safe today in Dallas.

“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.”

Linda Hanks, Johnson’s mother, said that university police had called her to say that Johnson, 18, is unharmed. He last was seen leaving his College Station apartment around 5 p.m. Monday.

Hanks made a tearful plea for information about her son Wednesday and told WFAA that she had left her Dallas home to go to College Station after receiving a text Monday saying he had missed class and practice. Johnson, though, turned up about 180 miles north.

An A&M spokesman said there will not be a press conference today. Johnson has appeared in 10 games and has caught 30 passes for 339 yards and a touchdown.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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Cindy Boren · November 15, 2012