Daryl Johnston

Daryl Peter "Moose" Johnston (born February 10, 1966) is a former National Football League fullback who played his entire career with the Dallas Cowboys from 1989 to 1999. Johnston was named Western New York Player of the Year in 1983 while playing for Lewiston-Porter (locally known as Lew-Port) High School in Youngstown, New York. The Lancers won the division during Daryl's Senior year 1984. His Lew-Port jersey number, 34, was retired on September 1, 2006. In 2008 he was inducted into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame. He was also Valedictorian of his senior class. Johnston attended Syracuse University. As a redshirted freshman, Johnston played on special teams. He earned the starting fullback position his sophomore year in 1986. While playing for Syracuse, Johnston was an All-Big East selection in 1988 and an All-American in 1989. He rushed for 1,830 yards and caught 46 passes during his collegiate career and once gained 138 yards rushing, the most by a Syracuse running back since Larry Csonka rushed for 154 yards in 1967. He graduated with a degree in economics. Johnston was drafted by the Cowboys in the second round of the 1989 NFL Draft.


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