Kerryon Johnson

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Kerryon Johnson
No. 33 – Detroit Lions
Position: Running back
Personal information
Born: (1997-06-30) June 30, 1997 (age 21)
Huntsville, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 213 lb (97 kg)
Career information
High school: Madison (AL) Academy
College: Auburn
NFL Draft: 2018 / Round: 2 / Pick: 43
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • USA Today All-American (2014)
  • SEC Player of the Year (2017)
  • First-team All-SEC (2017)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Kerryon Johnson (born June 30, 1997) is an American football running back for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Auburn.

Early years[edit]

Johnson attended Madison Academy in Madison, Alabama. As a senior he rushed 1,659 yards with 25 touchdowns.[1] He committed to Auburn University to play college football.[2][3]

College career[edit]

As a freshman at Auburn in 2015, Johnson rushed for 208 yards on 52 carries with three touchdowns.[4] As a sophomore in 2016, he started six of 12 games, recording 895 rushing yards on 182 carries and 11 touchdowns.[5] As a junior in 2017, Johnson had 1391 yards on 285 carries.

Professional career[edit]

On January 2, 2018, Johnson announced that he would forgo his senior year and enter the 2018 NFL Draft.[6]

He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the second round (43rd overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[7]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 11 12 in
(1.82 m)
213 lb
(97 kg)
32 12 in
(0.83 m)
9 34 in
(0.25 m)
4.52 s 1.63 s 2.66 s 4.29 s 7.07 s 40 in
(1.02 m)
10 ft 6 in
(3.20 m)
11 reps
All values from NFL Draft[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boyette, Daniel (January 11, 2015). "Why Auburn commit Kerryon Johnson should win Mr. Football". Huntsville, Alabama: AL.com (Alabama Media Group). Retrieved December 4, 2017. 
  2. ^ Hamilton, Gerry (April 15, 2014). "Scout's take: Kerryon Johnson to Auburn". ESPN. Retrieved December 4, 2017. 
  3. ^ Black, Ryan (July 31, 2014). "Auburn football: 2015 commit Kerryon Johnson takes realist perspective, undaunted by Tigers' RB depth". Ledger-Enquirer. Columbus, Georgia. Retrieved December 4, 2017. 
  4. ^ Green, Tom (August 4, 2016). "Kerryon Johnson ready to be Auburn's No. 1 running back: 'This is who he is'". Alabama Media Group. Retrieved December 4, 2017. 
  5. ^ Vitale, Josh (August 5, 2017). "Kerryon Johnson says Auburn will 'definitely' have two 1,000-yard rushers this season". Dothan Eagle. Dothan, Alabama. Retrieved December 4, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Auburn RB Kerryon Johnson to enter the 2018 NFL draft". ESPN. Retrieved January 2, 2018. 
  7. ^ Birkett, Dave (April 27, 2018). "Detroit Lions trade up with Patriots, select RB Kerryon Johnson". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved April 27, 2018. 
  8. ^ "NFL Draft Prospect Profile - Kerryon Johnson". nfl.com. March 1, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018. 
  9. ^ "Auburn RB Kerryon Johnson : 2018 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved May 12, 2018. 

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