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David Johnson grateful for relationship with Kurt Warner

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Canton, Ohio (KWWL) -

University of Northern Iowa alum and Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson was in Canton Thursday night for the Hall of Fame game, and took a couple of minutes to talk about his relationship with Kurt Warner.

Johnson, like Warner, was not a household name coming out of UNI.

But unlike Warner, Johnson made a nearly immediate impact on the league, quickly becoming one of the most dangerous players in the NFL.

Johnson says he and Warner have stayed in touch, though, and he values the opinion of the soon to be Hall of Famer.

"Good to talk to him, nitpick his brain a little bit, because he has some good lessons to teach me about talking to guys who have been in the league. Marshall Faulk being one of them. Especially a guy, like Marshall Faulk, had 1,000 and 1,000, a guy who could do it all. So he just let me know, Kurt just taught me some of the stuff he's learned from being in the pros," he said.

He says it was special to be in Canton the same weekend Warner is being inducted in the Hall of Fame.

"It means a lot, because he's one of those guys that came from Northern Iowa. We came from the same college and he's from Iowa. So it means a lot. It definitely let me know that I have a good chance, if I continue to do what I can, get better, improve, I can be there with him as well," he said.

Johnson and the Cardinals left right after the game, so he won't be able to attend Warner's enshrinement.

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