Fresno State: One of the top pass-catching tight ends on the West Coast ? earned freshman All-America honors in 2000 and missed All-WAC honors only because UTEP?s All-American Brian Natkin played the same position ? the best athlete at the tight end position on the team ? has big-play capability ? runs good routes and has the speed to create a mismatch and outrun linebackers ? possesses some of the best hands on the team ? has an outstanding future in the program. (2001) Played and started in three games before injuring his wrist against Wisconsin ? the injury caused him to miss the rest of the season ? is expected to be 100 percent for the 2002 season. (2000) Named first-team Freshman All-America by The Sporting News and the Football News ? one of the Bulldogs? best receivers, racking up 27 catches for 285 yards and two touchdowns ? had a big game at Rice, catching six passes for 77 yards and two touchdowns ? had five catches for 49 yards against No. 15 UCLA ? averaged 28.5 receiving yards per game. (1999) Redshirted.
High School: Caught 25 passes for nine touchdowns and 465 yards ? CIF qualifier in track and was the league champion in the 300 intermediate hurdles and 110 high hurdles ? high school coach referred to him as a "diamond in the rough."
Personal: Born Nov. 18, 1981 ? son of Gwen and David Johnson ? has one brother and one sister ? enjoys fishing and going to church.
STATISTICS Year Rec Yds Avg TD LG 1999 Redshirted 2000 27 285 10.6 2 29 2001 11 97 8.8 1 28 Totals 38 382 10.1 3 29
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