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2014: Opening day starter...led an 11 play 725-yard scoring drive to start the season at No. 22 Nebraska...set up the score with a 14-yard scamper to the Cornhusker 20 and then tossed a 20-yard TD pass to Lucky Whitehead...tallied 19 rushing yards and 61 yards in a shortened work day...grabbed his first collegiate reception in the same game...returned to action in the season home opener versus Tulsa and earned the team's Offensive Player of the Game honors...was 15-for-20 with no INTs, 318 yards and three scoring strikes to three different receivers...recorded his career-long pass, a 74-yarder to William Dukes...added a TD with his legs, a 5-yard run...tallied a total of seven carries for 18 yards...longest run was a seven-yarder...once again proved to be a dual threat with 44 yards on the ground, including a score and was 14-28 for 99 yards...earned C-USA Player of the Week, after his UTSA performance and two come-from-behind drives with four minutes remaining to grab the victory...was 24-for-34 for 295 yards and three TDs...added another score with his feet, a 24-yard run...on the day he had a team- leading 15 carries for 37 net yards...had a 172.6 passing efficiency in the game...versus in-state and C-USA rival FIU, he led the Owls in both passing and rushing...tallied 64 yards on the ground on 10 carries...was 19-42 for 225 yards, but tossed his first INT of 2014....led the team in a come-from-behind victory to down WKU 45-38...was 12-for-12 in the second half and was responsible for a season high 619 yards, which fell just short of FAU's all-time mark...on the day he was 23-for-34 for 325 yards and three TD passes...added 95 yards on the ground on 17 carries and scored twice...longest run of the game was 40 yards and his longest pass was a 61-yarder....was 19-for-37 with no interceptions at No. 23 Marshall...connected with Alex Deleon for the lone Owls' TD...carried the ball 16 times and gained 61 yards versus The Herd...versus UAB he led the offensive attack which included two TD passes in the fourth quarter and a nine play, 80-yard scoring drive that ended in a five-yard scoring run by Tony Moore...tallied 177 yards passing on an 18-for-31 night with one INT...on the ground he was the team's second leading rusher with 44 yards on nine carries...was 14-for25 with one INT and 99 yards on the day at North Texas...threw one TD pass in the game...also tallied 10 carries for eight yards...credited with strong game management in the Middle Tennessee game...was 21-33-2 for 304 yards after starting out 6-for-6 into the second quarter...two interceptions were both "Hail Marys"...tossed two touchdowns, including one 69-yarder and was credited with 53 yards on 11 carries and one rushing TD.
2013: Had a breakout performance in his first season as an Owl...made 11 starts at QB...had a total of 772 rushing yards and 1876 passing yards...named Conference USA and FAU "Newcomer of the Year" and is the first FAU player to receive an individual award from the conference...recorded a season and career-high 64-yard pass and 60-yard rush during the NMSU game and put up a season and career-high 114 rushing yards against Tulane...threw for a career high 321 yards in the Middle Tennessee game, had 31 completions out of 50 attempts, the most by an FAU QB since Rusty Smith went 30-for-50 versus ULM in October 2009...was named Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week and FAU Student Athlete of the Week for his performance against UAB, putting up 404 total yards, 299 passing yards and 105 rushing yards...the Manning Award, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl selected him as one of its stars of the week after the UAB game and he and Jonathan Wallace became the first duo in FAU history to rush for more than 100 yards each in a single game...had more than 100 yards rushing at UAB (115), at Southern Miss (111) and against Tulane (114)...a four-time FAU Offensive Game Ball Winner (at UAB, at Auburn, Marshall and NMSU)...captured FAU's career record for rushing touchdowns in a season by a QB with 10, reaching this in the game against Southern Miss...had three games with more than 300 yards passing (Middle Tennessee, at UAB and NMSU)...had seven games with a rushing touchdown, three of which he had two, and five games with a passing touchdown, three of which he had three in a game...Conference USA rankings include 10th in rushing yards with 767, fourth in total offense with 2638 yards, ninth in scoring with 10 TDs, fifth in passing efficiency at 170.1 average yards/game...NCAA rankings include eighth in rushing yards for a QB, 85th in completions per game and passing yards per game, 62nd in rushing TDs and 49th in total offense...was 9-for-19 in his final game of the 2014 season versus ODU...tallied 133 yards on the day...tallied 10 carries for 70 yards and one score...ended his junior campaign with 11 starts and a 131.48 passing efficiency after completing 182 of 315 pass attempts for a team leading 2215 yards...tossed 17 touchdown passes on the year and ran for another seven...had 120 carries for 513 yards.
East Mississippi CC: As a freshman, Johnson earned honorable mention All-America honors to continue the streak of five-consecutive seasons for East Mississippi Community College to produce an All-American...was a member of EMCC's 2011 NJCAA National Championship team but sat out...while under center at EMCC, which ended 2012 ranked No. 15 nationally by NJCAA and No. 12 by JCGridiron.com, the Lions compiled an 8-2 record, after an 8-0 start and outscoring opponents 389-24, but fell in the final two games by a combined two points, including a 47-46 loss in the MACJC State Semifinals...led EMCC with 284.6 passing yards per game and 27 touchdowns...was second on the squad in rushing with 121 carries for 540 yards, an average of 4.5 yards per carry and he led the ground game with 12 touchdowns. ..scored multiple touchdowns in every game including a combined season high seven versus northwest Mississippi, a game that he was 33-of-46 for 422 yards with four TDs and ran for another three on a 21-114 ground performance...tossed a season high five scores at Southwest Mississippi and totaled 403 yards on 21 passes...in the final game of his EMCC career, the freshman tallied 557 yards of offense, 455 in the air and 102 on the ground and scored four times.
High School: Played for Bill Lee at Starkville High School where he earned all-conference honors.
Personal: May 2015 FAU graduate, communications major...currently enrolled as a graduate student in the MBA - Sport Management program...communication major...son of Andrew Johnson and Anita Milons-Johnson...is a relative of Freddre Milions, who was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles and Jereme Milions.
Game-by-Game Passing and Rushing
2013: Miami (11-20-0, 83 yards, R: 15-30); East Carolina (9-14-1, 67 yards, R: 12-39); USF (10-17-1, 98 yards, R: 18-55 1 TD); Middle Tennessee (31-50-2, 321 yards, 3 TDs, R15-29 2 TDs); UAB (23-36-0, 304 yards, 2 TDs, R: 19-115 1 TDs); Marshall (16-28-1, 187 yards 1 TD, R: 17-78 1 TD); Auburn (9-20-0, 133 yards, R: 9-58 1 TD); Tulane (10-21-1, 107 yards, R: 20-114 2TDs); Southern Miss (5-9-0, 37 yards, R: 19-111 2 TDs); New Mexico State (15-22-1, 321 yards 3 TDs, 11-79); FIU (10-19-1, 218 yards 3 TDs, R: 17-64)
2014: Nebraska (P: 6-12-0, 61 yards, 1 TD, R: 4-19); Tulsa (P: 15-20, 318 yards 3 TDs, R: 7-18, 1 TD); Wyoming (P: 14-28, 99 yards, R: 11-44, 1 TD; UTSA (P: 24-34, 3 TDs and 295 yards, R: 15-37, 1 TD); FIU (19-42-1, 225 yards, R: 10-64); WKU (P:23-34-0, 325 yards 3 TDs, R: 17-95 yards, 2 TDs); Marshall (P: 19-37-0 1 TD an 179 yards; R: 16-61 yards); UAB (P: 18-31-1, 177 yards 3 TDs, R: 9-58); North Texas (P: 14-25-1 99 yards 1 TD, R: 10-8); Middle Tennessee (P: 21-33-2 304 yards 2 TDs, R: 11-8 1 TD); Old Dominion (P: 9-19 133 yards, R: 10-70 1 TD)
Career Game Highs
Completions: 31 Middle Tennessee (9/21/13)
Attempts: 50 Middle Tennessee (9/21/13)
Interceptions: 2 Middle Tennessee (9/21/13) and Middle Tennessee (11/22/14)
Yards: 325 WKU (10/18/14)
Longest Completion: 74 Tulsa (9/13/14)
Touchdowns: 3 7X
Carries: 20 Tulane (11/2/13)
Longest Carry: 60 New Mexico State (11/23/13)
Touchdown: 2 4X
2014 Season Game Highs
Completions: 24 UTSA (9/27/14)
Attempts: 42 FIU (10/2/14)
Interceptions: 2 at Middle Tennessee (11/22/14)
Yards: 325 WKU (10/18/14)
Touchdowns: 3 Tulsa (9/13/14), UTSA (9/27/14) and WKU (10/18/14), UAB 11/1/14)
Carries: 17 WKU (10/18/14)
Longest Carry: 40 WKU (10/18/14)
Touchdown: 2 WKU (10/18/14)