Jeremy Johnson (American football)

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Jeremy Johnson
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Johnson at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, 2013
Free agent
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1994-09-23) September 23, 1994 (age 23)
Montgomery, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 234 lb (106 kg)
Career information
High school: Montgomery (AL) Carver
College: Auburn
Undrafted: 2017
Career history
CFL status: International
Career highlights and awards

Jeremy Johnson (born September 23, 1994) is an American football quarterback. He played college football at Auburn.

High school[edit]

After a very successful football career at George Washington Carver High School, Johnson won the Mr. Football Award for best high school football player in the state of Alabama in 2012. He would go on to participate in the highly regarded U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January 2013. His jersey from Carver was retired on February 6, 2013.

Johnson committed to Auburn University on May 20, 2012, sticking with his commitment through the firing of Gene Chizik and subsequent hiring of Gus Malzahn as head coach of the Tigers.

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Jeremy Johnson
QB
Montgomery, Alabama Carver 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) May 20, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 24 (QB)   Rivals: 5 (PP QB)  247Sports: 11 (PP QB)  ESPN: 9 (PP QB)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

College career[edit]

Johnson came in as a freshman in 2013. He competed for the starting job against Nick Marshall, who became the starter for that season. On October 12, 2013, Johnson earned his first start against Western Carolina. He had 201 passing yards with four touchdowns and an interception. Two weeks later, against Florida Atlantic Marshall was injured again and Johnson replaced him as he had 192 yards 2 touchdowns and an interception.

With starting quarterback Nick Marshall suspended for the first half of the 2014 season opener against division opponent Arkansas, Johnson served in his place completing 12 of 16 passes for 243 yards and two touchdowns within just the first half of the game. After Marshall served his suspension however, Johnson's role throughout the rest of the 2014 season was largely clean-up duty against over matched opponents.

Following Nick Marshall's departure from the Auburn Football Program after the 2014 season, Johnson became the shoo-in starter due to his impressive record in high school and the college games he had played behind Marshall. In the off-season prior to the 2015 season, hype surrounded Johnson and his ability to lead Auburn football, with many predicting the team to win the SEC and compete for the national playoffs. However, following a disappointing start to the season with more interceptions than touchdowns, Johnson was benched after game three and former backup Sean White was declared the starter.

Johnson would not win back the starting job over White and would continue to give rocky performances whenever put into a game.

Statistics

Passing Rushing
Year Team Comp Att Yds TD INT Rate Att Yds Avg TD
2013 Auburn 29 41 422 6 2 195.7 7 47 6.7 0
2014 Auburn 28 37 436 3 0 201.4 4 -7 -1.8 1
2015 Auburn 95 157 1,054 10 7 129.0 47 137 2.9 6
2016 Auburn 27 47 312 1 2 111.7 15 33 2.2 2
Career 179 282 2,224 20 11 145.3 73 210 2.9 9

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft, Johnson was invited to attend the New York Giants rookie minicamp as a tryout player.[1] On March 3, 2018, Johnson signed with the Columbus Lions of the National Arena League (NAL). He was on the practice squad for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL from June 28 to July 2, 2018.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raanan, Jordan (May 12, 2017). "Ifo Ekpre-Olomu among attendees at Giants rookie minicamp". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 9, 2017. 

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