Former Torero Teammates Meet in NFL Preseason Action

USDTOREROSDOTCOM Bakhtiari is seen here sacking Johnson during the game.
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Bakhtiari is seen here sacking Johnson during the game.
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Aug. 15, 2011

KANSAS CITY, Kans.- Former University of San Diego football standouts Josh Johnson and Eric Bakhtiari faced off in their teams' first NFL preseason game of the year this past Friday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Kans. Johnson, slated as the second string quarterback in his fourth season for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, took home a variety of honors over his career at USD, including being named AP FCS second-team All-American as a senior in 2007. Johnson is the Toreros' all-time passing leader, holding records that include most career passing yards (9,699), highest career completion percentage (.680), and most career touchdown passes (113). He was selected by the Buccaneers in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft.

Bakhtiari, a linebacker who is trying to stick with his eighth NFL team after originally signing with the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent before the 2008 season, is USD's all-time career sacks leader (35). Like his former Torero teammate, Bakhtiari earned a slew of honors throughout his USD career, including first-team Sports Network All-American recognition in 2007.

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