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Ty Johnson
Player Profile:

JOHNSON'S HONOR ROLL

  • 2017 Doak Walker Award Watch List
  • 2017 Athlon Sports Third Team Preseason All-Big Ten
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2016)
  • Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (10/3/16)

As a Sophomore (2016): Appeared in all 13 games, making eight starts at runnning back ... Led team in rushing yards (1004), rushing touchdowns (6), yards/carry (9.1) and all-purpose yards (1249) ... Set the Maryland record for yards/rush attempt (min. 100 att.) with 9.1 y/c, breaking a 55-year-old record ... Became just the ninth player in Maryland history to eclipse 1,000 rushing yards in a season ... Had 10 plays (9 rush, 1 rec) of 40+ yards (all in the last 10 games) ... Had five games of 100+ rush yards, becoming the eighth player to eclipse the mark five times in a season ... Totaled 159 rushing yards and two touchdowns against Boston College (12/26), including a 62-yard TD scamper ... Had 11 carries for 168 yards vs. Rutgers (11/26), including two runs of 40+ yards ... Ran seven times for 21 yards at #19 Nebraska (11/19) ... Rushed eight times for 21 yards vs. #6 Ohio State (11/12) ... Bottled up for 11 yards on nine carries at #2 Michigan (11/5), but caught two passes for 42 yards ... Hit 100 rushing yards for second straight game with 142 yards and a TD on a career-high 13 carries (10.9 yards/c) at Indiana (10/29) ... Totaled 115 rush yards on just nine carries vs. Mich. State (10/22) ... Carried five times for 23 yards vs. Minnesota (10/15) ... Caught two passes for 69 yards at Penn State (10/8), including a 66-yard touchdown catch - the longest completion of Perry Hills' career ... Ran for 204 yards on a remarkable 7 carries (29.1 yds/c) vs. Purdue (10/1), including two touchdowns. His 29.1 yd/c is the most among 200-yard rushers in FBS over the last 20 seasons. The 204 yards is the most in a single-game in the Big Ten in 2016 - Named B1G Offensive Player of the Week ... Ran seven times for 47 yards at UCF (9/17) ... Carried eight times for 34 yards at FIU (9/9) ... Made first collegiate start vs. Howard (9/3), rushing six times for 48 yards and a TD and catching three passes for 23 yards. Also blocked a punt in the first quarter that was brought back for a touchdown by Trey Edmunds.

As a Freshman (2015): Appeared in all 12 games, totaling 250 rush yards (7.1/carry) and three touchdowns ... had fantastic collegiate debut against Richmond (9/5), rushing for 83 yards and a touchdown ... carried the ball 10 times for 30 yards against USF (9/1), and also totaled 66 kick return yards ... rushed four times for 20 yards at West Virginia (9/26) ... had two rushes for 11 yards vs. Penn State (10/24) ... rushed three time for 19 yards against Wisconsin (11/7) ... turned in a spectacular performance at Rutgers (11/28), scoring two touchdowns on two rushes for 87 yards.

At Fort Hill High School: A three-year varsity starter on defense, offense and special teams…finished high school career with 4,851 all-purpose yards, 65 touchdowns and 17 interceptions…totaled 3,363 career rushing yards (14.7 yards/carry) and 43 touchdowns … ranked as the number one running back in Maryland by Scout … named 2014 Maryland Consensus All-State … helped lead Fort Hill to a 37-3 record in three seasons, including back-to-back 14-0 state championship seasons as a junior and senior … notched 1,733 rushing yards (14.9 ypc) and 22 touchdowns during senior season … also had 11 receptions for 371 yards and eight touchdowns … on defense, registered 38 tackles, three interceptions and 14 passes broken up during his senior campaign … selected to play for Maryland in the Big 33 Game … coached by Todd Appel.

Personal: Full name is Ty Marquise Johnson ... mother is Tracy Johnson ... has an older sister, Kiki.

 

Career Highs
100-Yard Rushing Games - 5 (last vs. Boston College, 12/26/16)
Rushes - 15 (vs. Boston College, 12/26/16)
Rushing Yards - 204 (vs. Purdue, 10/1/16)
Long Rush - 76 yards (vs. Purdue, 10/1/16)
Rushing Touchdowns - 2 (3x, last vs. Boston College, 12/26/16)
Receptions - 3 (vs. Howard, 9/3/16)
Reception Yards - 69 (at Penn State, 10/8/16)
Long Reception - 66 yards (at Penn State, 10/8/16)
Long Kickoff Return - 45 yards (vs. USF, 9/9/15)
Kickoff Return Yards - 66 (vs. USF, 9/9/15)
Long Punt Return - 33 yards (at Rutgers, 11/28/15)

 

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