HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Minnehaha Academy in 2016 • wore No. 8 for the Redhawks • as a senior in 2015, completed 48-of-82 passes for 980 yards and 14 touchdowns • also averaged 36 yards per punt • coached by Collin Quinn • also lettered in track and basketball.
PERSONAL: Born July 26, 1997 • son of Perry and Rachel Pickerign • has three sisters (Anna, Arielle and Ella) • father, Perry, played offensive guard at Minnesota from 1985-86.
Johnson Is Minnesota's Breakout Star
Tyler Johnson is putting up numbers that could rival some of the best sophomore receivers in Minnesota history.
Ski-U-Mah Weekly: Episode 6
P.J. Fleck, Jenny Hansen and Abby DeMuse are this week's guests on Ski-U-Mah Weekly which streams on Facebook every Monday.
Game 7: Illinois at Minnesota
Minnesota hosts Illinois at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. The game can be watched on the Big Ten Network and can be heard on KFAN.