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Johnson a threat on kickoffs for Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Dennis Johnson might be Arkansas' most important player this weekend against top-ranked Florida.

He gives the Razorbacks a chance to score before the Gators' stifling defense takes the field.

Johnson has already run one kickoff back for a touchdown this season, and last week against Auburn he broke free for a pair of long returns that helped Arkansas to a decisive victory. With Florida allowing a paltry 6.4 points per game, the Razorbacks could use a big play or two on special teams if they're going to pull the upset.

Johnson was the Razorbacks' second-leading rusher last season, but he carried only 36 times backing up Michael Smith. He found a niche instead on kick returns.

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