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36 days!

NCAA Football: Appalachian State at Penn State Matthew O’Haren-USA TODAY Sports

A former walk-on, Jan Johnson spent his first couple seasons mostly playing on the scout team, special teams, and even the wrestling team (national champ!!). As a redshirt junior though, Johnson broke through on the football field, winning the middle linebacker starting gig, and putting up some solid numbers — 72 tackles, which was good for second-most on the team last year.

For his efforts over the last four years, Johnson was awarded a full scholarship late last season, and is now heading into his redshirt senior season as the incumbent starter at middle linebacker.

Just 36 days, folks.