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Cal Poly receiver to sit out season opener

San Luis Obispo, CA (Sports Network) - Cal Poly senior wide receiver Dominique Johnson will sit out Saturday's season opener against Humboldt State per an NCAA rule.

Johnson earned Great West Conference second-team honors in his first season at Cal Poly last year. He spent three years at UCLA, redshirting as a true freshman in 2006 after he sprained an ankle against Utah in the season opener.

Since Johnson briefly played in 2006, the NCAA declared he would sit out his first two games at Cal Poly last year. But Cal Poly appealed the ruling and it was cut to one game for this season.

The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Johnson caught 43 passes for 731 yards and six touchdowns last season. He caught a combined 59 passes over the 2007 and '08 seasons at UCLA.

08/31 17:31:14 ET