The NFL regular season kicks off this week and on Sunday, Pennington School grad Dontae Johnson will start at cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks when they take on the Denver Broncos

This is Johnson's fifth year in the NFL and his first with Seattle.  He previously was a member of the San Francisco 49ers, but was signed as a free agent by the Seahawks in the off-season.

According to the Seahawk's website, Johnson "was a full-time starter for the first time in his career in 2017 starting all 16 games and registering career-highs in tackles (76) and passes defensed (7). Also had one interception that he returned 50 yards for a touchdown, the second of his career."

Johnson was a member of the Class of 2010 at the Pennington School.  He's highlighted on the school's website, where he says "My time at Pennington was probably the best life decision I made thus far. Learning from great educators and interacting with a very diverse population has helped me tremendously in my development."

After graduating from Pennington, Johnson attended NC State University.