Kenny Vaccaro is the second leading tackler on the Saints. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)


Texas defensive legends trade jerseys following NFL game

Posted October 24th, 2016


Derrick Johnson and Kenny Vaccaro are both two of the best defensive players to play at Texas over the last 15 years. Johnson is one of the greatest linebackers in program history. Vaccaro was one of the most feared Longhorn defensive backs in program history.

Not surprisingly the pair went on to be drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft, and Johnson is building Hall of Fame resume with the Kansas City Chiefs since being selected in 2005. Meanwhile Vaccaro has recorded 289 tackles in four seasons with the New Orleans Saints.

The Saints and Chiefs met on Sunday with the Chiefs winning 27-21 at home, and following the game the two finally met on the field, as friends and proud Longhorn Exes.



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