Here’s what you need to know about the UCF running back:
1. He Transferred to UCF from Miami
Johnson spent his freshman season at the University of Miami, but transferred to UCF after the 2010 season.
2. His Breakout Year Helped Power UCF to National Prominence
Johnson broke out this year as UCF’s top running back, amassing 1,399 yards of offense and 17 total touchdowns. His spectacular 2013 season helped fuel the Knights to a 12-0 record, including a 52-42 upset win in the Fiesta Bowl over the heavily favored Baylor Bears.
Johnson scored three touchdowns in the school’s first BCS Bowl appearance. Watch his post-game interview below:
5. He Has Star Potential at the NFL Level
Many scouts and NFL general managers believe Johnson has superstar potential at the pro level. The 6-foot, 215-pound back has elite power and acceleration, is great between the tackles and can make an impact catching passes out the backfield.
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