College Station, TX, United States (4E Sports) – Police have launched a massive search operation for Texas A&M freshman receiver Thomas Johnson, who was reported missing since Monday.
According to the University Police Department, Johnson was last seen leaving his residence in College Station around 6 p.m. ET Monday.
“I’m asking anyone … anyone … to just provide any piece of information,” his mother, Linda Hanks, said outside her South Dallas home.
The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Johnson has caught 30 passes for 339 yards and a touchdown in 10 games, including two starts, this season.
It was reported that Hanks visited Johnson last week, then received a text Monday that he had missed class and practice.
“If I could transfer some of the faith I have in God to Thomas — to let him know how much I love him, and others are so supportive of him and love him, too,” Hanks said. “I’m asking God to do that right now, to touch him in a special way.
In a statement, Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin expressed the team and the school’s concern for Johnson’s welfare.
“All of us are obviously very concerned about the safety and well-being of Thomas Johnson, who has been missing since Monday evening,” Sumlin said in the statement. “Authorities are working closely with his family, friends and law enforcement agencies to help locate him.”
“Thomas is a tremendous student-athlete, greatly admired by his fellow teammates and all of us on the coaching staff. If anyone has any current information about him or knows of his whereabouts, please contact his family or law enforcement authorities immediately. We pray for his quick and safe return,” Sumlin added.
Texas A&M freshman defensive back De’Vante Harris also sought help on his Twitter account Wednesday to find his cousin Thomas.
“Everybody help please find my cousin Thomas. If y’all find out anything, please call police,” Harris tweeted.
The police department said he was last seen wearing a black jacket, black shorts and gray shoes, and that he might have traveled to the Dallas area.
Authorities said anyone with information on Johnson’s whereabouts should contact UPD at (979) 845-2345.