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Auburn running back Kerryon Johnson is active for the SEC title game.

Auburn RB Kerryon Johnson will start SEC Championship Game vs. Georgia

ATLANTA — Auburn running back Kerryon Johnson is in uniform Saturday for the SEC Championship Game against Georgia.

Johnson, who suffered a shoulder injury in the second half of an Iron Bowl win over Alabama last weekend, dressed out and fully participated in pregame warmups at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. He was announced as the starting running back 25 minutes before kickoff.

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn called Johnson’s injury “day-to-day” throughout the week, and he said Friday he would be a “game-time decision.” Multiple Auburn teammates said they believed Johnson would play in the SEC title game.

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Johnson didn’t warm up with the return men, as usual, but he took the field with the first wave of non-specialists. He lined up as the first-team running back in Auburn’s pregame pass skeleton drill.

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