Johnny Johnson
Johnny  Johnson


Chicago, Ill.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 198

Defensive Back


Gophers Send Seniors Off With Contest vs. Illinois

Twenty-four seniors will be recognized on Senior Day Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

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Appeared in eight games • recorded six tackles (five solo, one assist) • earned third varsity letter.

Game-by-Game: Tallied one tackle in the season opener at USC (9/3) • recorded a solo tackle in the 2011 home opener versus New Mexico State (9/10) • notched one solo tackle in the 29-23 home victory versus Miami (Ohio) (9/17) • garnered two solo tackles in 37-24 loss to North Dakota State (9/24) • did not play at Michigan (10/1) or at Purdue (10/8) • appeared in Homecoming loss to Nebraska (10-22) and 22-21 victory over Iowa (10/29) • tallied one solo tackle in 31-24 loss at Michigan State (11/5) • appeared in loss to Wisconsin (11/12) • did not see action at Northwestern (11/19) or in 27-7 victory over Illinois (11/26).

Appeared in all 12 games, making two starts • made 12 tackles (five solo) • earned third varsity letter.

Game-by-Game: Returned two kicks for 52 yards against Purdue (10/16) while also tallying one solo stop against the Boilermakers • made two tackles against Penn State (10/23) • recorded a career day against Michigan State (11/6) with five tackles (one solo) in his first-career start.

Saw action in seven games, mostly on special teams • recorded two total tackles.


Persistent young athlete who opened the year as a wide receiver before moving to the defensive backfield midway through the season • appeared in nine games, primarily on special teams • earned a spot as one of the gunners on the Gophers' punt coverage team down the home stretch of the season • totaled four tackles (three solo) on the year, including solo stops against Illinois (10/11), Northwestern (11/1) and Iowa (11/22) • saw action, but did not record any statistics vs. Kansas (12/31) • earned first letter.

Attended Robeson High School, were he was a three-year varsity starter and a two-time All-Public League selection at quarterback • helped lead the Raiders to a 9-2 record and a berth in the Illinois Class 5A state playoffs as a senior in 2007 • completed 98-of-182 passes for 1,684 yards and 28 touchdowns • rushed for 88 yards and eight touchdowns • recorded 33 tackles, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries as a defensive back • had eight kickoff returns for 357 yards and a touchdown on special teams • also averaged 36.0 yards as the Raiders primary punter and handled the majority of Robeson's kickoffs • connected on 103-of-227 passes for 2,002 yards and 27 touchdowns as a junior in 2006 • also rushed for 47 yards and a pair of scores • recorded six tackles and two interceptions as a defender • coached by Fabray Collins.

Born November 6, 1989 • son of Crystal Hudson • youth studies major.


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