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Tyler Johnson
Tyler  Johnson

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Minneapolis, Minn.

High School:
North HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 190

Position:
WR

Experience:
1 Letter

Major:
Undeclared


09/06/2017

Passing Game Showed Promise In Opener

Minnesota passed for 239 yards in opener, which is something it did only twice last season

03/23/2017

2017 Spring Preview: Receivers

Gophers return just four receivers who caught a pass in 2016

11/27/2016

Smith, Travis Take Home Top Awards At Banquet

Minnesota held its annual awards banquet on Sunday afternoon

09/09/2017

09.09.17 Football vs. Oregon State

09.09.17 Football vs. Oregon State

PRONUNCIATION:



2017 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Caught six balls for a career high 141 yards (had 141 yards in 13 games last year) and scored on a 61-yard reception • his 141 receiving yards were the second-highest total by a Gopher at TCF Bank Stadium (Da’Jon McKnight had 146 yards versus New Mexico State in 2011) • caught four passed for 127 yards and one touchdown at Oregon State to become the first Gopher receiver to notch back-to-back 100-yard games since KJ Maye did it against Ohio State and Iowa in 2015 • his 67-yard touchdown reception at Oregon State was Minnesota's longest receiving touchdown since 2007 when Adam Weber connected with Ralph Spry for 71 yards • made two catches for 14 yards against Middle Tennessee • made three catches for 69 yards against Maryland • caught two passes for 15 yards at Purdue • hauled in eight passes for 106 yards and three touchdowns against Michigan State.

2016 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
 Played in all 13 games and started one • made 14 catches for 141 yards and one touchdown. Game-by-Game: Made his Minnesota and collegiate debut against Oregon State and caught three passes for 31 yards (all three receptions resulted in a first down) • scored his first career touchdown (13 yards from Mitch Leidner) and caught three passes for 22 yards against Indiana State • made two receptions for eight yards against Colorado State • made two catches for 17 yards at Penn State • competed against Iowa and saw action at Maryland • lone reception went for 34 yards against Rutgers and made two catches for four yards at Illinois • competed against Purdue • lone reception at Nebraska was good for 25 yards • played against Northwestern, at Wisconsin and against Washington State.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Minneapolis North High School • three-year letterwinner and played quarterback and defensive back as the Polars compiled an 11-2 record and a 7-1 mark in conference play in 2015 • as a senior, he led the team to a state championship appearance by throwing for 2,606 yards and 36 touchdowns, while amassing over 1,100 yards and 20 scores on the ground • averaged one touchdown every six snaps taken • added three interceptions at defensive back • invited to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl • as a junior, threw for seven touchdowns, while adding 12 tackles, including 3.0 tackles-for-loss, and a fumble recovery on defense • named 2014 Third Team All-State • as a sophomore, threw for 1,986 yards and 24 touchdowns to go along with 688 yards and 10 touchdowns rushing • averaged 334.3 total yards per game • coached by Charles Adams • also played basketball and led North to a state championship as a senior • ranked as a three-star prospect by Rivals, Scout, 247Sports and ESPN • Rivals ranked him as the No. 3 prospect in the state, while 247Sports had him at No. 7 and ESPN had him at No. 10 • Rivals listed him as the No. 2 athlete in Minnesota and as the No. 36 athlete in the nation, while ESPN and 247Sports ranked No. 3 at his position in the state, with 247Sports had him the No. 57 athlete overall.

PERSONAL: Born August 25, 1998 • son of Tyrone and Lacreasha Johnson • has one brother (Tayler) and three sisters (Tytiana, Talylah and Tylynn).

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