Johnson is No. 8 nationally in yards rushed per game by a QB
Owls will return for 2014 with several national statistic leaders
The Owls captured the last four game to finish 2013 6-6 and bowl eligible for the first time since 2008.
Owls break several defensive records in win
FAU to Host New Mexico State 3 p.m. Saturday
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. Johnson 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. Johnson led EMCC with 284.6 passing yards per game and 27 touchdowns. He 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. Johnson 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. He 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: Social science/education major. He is the son of Andrew Johnson and Anita Milons-Johnson. Johnson is a relative of Freddre Milions, who was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles and Jereme Milions.
JUCO 2012 TOTALS
Rushing: 121-540, 12 TD
Passing: 227-of-383--2846--27 TD
Total Offense: 504-3386--39 TD