stop

Ty

Johnson

TyJohnsonZoom

#6

Running Back
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 208
Year: Junior
Hometown: Cumberland, Md.
High School: Fort Hill HS

Bio

JOHNSON'S HONOR ROLL

  • 2017 Honorable Mention All-Big Ten
  • 2017 Doak Walker Award Watch List
  • 2016 Academic All-Big Ten
  • Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (10/3/16)
  • Big Ten Specialist of the Week (2017)

Career: Became just the fourth player in Maryland history to run for 100+ yards in four straight games, spanning the 2016 and 2017 seasons ... rushed for 1004 yards as a sophomore, becoming just the ninth player in Maryland history to reach the milestone ... set Maryland record in 2016 for yards/carrry (min. 100 attempts) with 9.1.

Current Maryland Ranks:

  • t-4th: Career 100-yd rushing games (5)
  • 7th: Single-season all-purpose yards (1,592 - 2017)
  • 9th: Single-season rushing yards (1,004 - 2016)
  • 9th: Single-season kick return yards (657 - 2017)
  • 12th: Career all-purpose yards (3,287)
  • 13th: Career rushing yards (2,129)
  • 13th: Career kick return yards (813)

As a Junior (2017): Started all 12 games at running back ... Led the team in rushing yards (875) and rushing touchdowns (5) ... Also posted 1,592 all-purpose yards - the seventh-most in single-season history ... Totaled 657 kick return yards - the ninth-most in single-season history ... Carried eight times for 70 yards (8.8 y/c) vs. #12 Penn State (11/25) ... Rushed 10 times for 35 yards at #22 Michigan State (11/18) ... Surpassed 3,000 career all-purpose yards and 2,000 career rushing yards vs. #21 Michigan (11/11), rushing for 67 yards ... Scored both a rush and receiving TD for first time in career at Rutgers (11/4) ... Had 13 carries for 91 yards against Indiana (10/28) ... Rushed 16 times for 83 yards at #5 Wisconsin (10/21) ... Returned first career kickoff for TD (100 yds) and had a career-high 246 all-purpose yards at #10 Ohio State (10/7). Also rushed 12 times for 57 yds ... Ran for 130 yards on career-high 18 carries at Minnesota (9/30), including a game-sealing 34-yard touchdown with 1:10 remaining ... Totaled 142 all-purpose yards vs. UCF (9/23) ... Rushed for 124 yards and two touchdowns on just five carries vs. Towson (9/2), including TD rushes of 74 and 46 yards ... Picked up right where he left off in 2016, rushing for 132 yards on 12 carries (11.0 yds/c) and a TD at #23 Texas (9/2). Had career-high 212 all-purpose ... Has rushed for 100 yards in three straight games, totaling 459 yards (153/g) during span. Also averaging 12.1 yds/c during span.

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 ...  first player in more than 20 years from Fort Hill to receive a Division I scholarship ... ran a 4.28 hand-timed 40-yard dash in high school ... lightly regarded recruit who sent 50 emails/letters a day to college coaches to get noticed ... has a passion for cooking and often cooks for the running backs unit.

Career Highs
100-Yard Rushing Games - 8 (last at Minnesota, 9/30/17)
Rushes - 18 (at Minnesota, 9/30/17)
Rushing Yards - 204 (vs. Purdue, 10/1/16)
Long Rush - 76 yards (vs. Purdue, 10/1/16)
Rushing Touchdowns - 2 (4x, last Towson, 9/9/17)
Receptions - 3 (vs. Howard, 9/3/16)
Reception Yards - 69 (at Penn State, 10/8/16)
Receiving Touchdowns - 1 (2x, last at Rutgers, 11/4/17)
Total Touchdowns - 2 (5x, last at Rutgers, 11/4/17)
Long Reception - 66 yards (at Penn State, 10/8/16)
Long Kickoff Return - 100 yards (at #10 Ohio State, 10/7/17)
Kickoff Return Yards - 189 yards (at #10 Ohio State, 10/7/17)
Long Punt Return - 33 yards (at Rutgers, 11/28/15)
All-Purpose Yards - 246 yards (at #10 Ohio State, 10/7/17)

 

View Full Bio
Michigan State Rewind
Michigan State Rewind
Rutgers Rewind