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OU football: Lane Johnson, Eagles agree to record breaking contract

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Lane Johnson with the Sooners

Oklahoma's Blake Bell (10) celebrates his touchdown run against Iowa with Lane Johnson (69) during the second quarter of the Insight Bowl NCAA college football game, Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, in Tempe, Arizona.

Former Oklahoma offensive tackle Lane Johnson got a much-deserved pay raise on Friday, agreeing to a four-year $72 million contract extension with the Philadelphia Eagles. 

Johnson's new deal is the largest contract for an offensive lineman on a per year and guarantee basis in NFL history. 

Following his time on OU's offensive line from 2011 to 2012, Johnson was selected No. 4 overall by the Eagles in the 2013 NFL Draft. Now in his seventh season as a pro, Johnson was a huge part of the Eagles' Super Bowl LII win in 2018 and is regarded by many as the best offensive tackle in the NFL.

With his team narrowly trailing the Dallas Cowboys for first place in the NFC East, Johnson will look to aid the Eagles in their playoff push as they take on the Miami Dolphins at 12 p.m. CT Sunday on FOX.

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