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Duo are the first announced by newly hired Head Coach Charlie Partridge
Johnson is No. 8 nationally in yards rushed per game by a QB
Owls will return for 2014 with several national statistic leaders
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 MTSU 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, 4th in total offense with 2638 yards, 9th in scoring with 10 TDs, 5th in passing efficiency at 170.1 average yards/game...NCAA rankings include 8th 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.
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: Communication major...the son of Andrew Johnson and Anita Milons-Johnson...is a relative of Freddre Milions, who was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles and Jereme Milions.
JUCO 2012 TOTALSRushing: 121-540, 12 TD
Passing: 227-of-383--2846--27 TD
Total Offense: 504-3386--39 TD