Stafon rises up for 13 at the Combine

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Almost exactly five months after his tragic weightlifting accident, Stafon Johnson found himself in an emotional spot.

On the bench -- doing precisely what nearly took his life and caused him to miss most of the 2009 season, lose his voice and require months of intense rehabilitation.

Johnson put up 13 bench press reps on Saturday at the NFL Combine, and although it was 13 less than the leader among running backs, it was 13 more than anyone expected he could've done considering what he's been through -- both physically and emotionally -- since his accident in the Heritage Hall weight room on Sept. 28.

Watch Johnson's goosebump-inducing bench press test here.

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