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Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson

Hometown:
Oceanside, CA

High School:
Vista HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 190

Position:
WR

Birthdate:
12/24/1980

Experience:
4L


UNLV: A speedster known for going up to get passes turned in a solid receiving career for the Rebels ... Finished career having caught at least one pass in 31 straight games ... Finished just four catches short of school?s career top 10 with 112 ...

2003: Senior leader of the catch corps finished second on team with 42 receptions for 457 yards ... Opened season with seven grabs in win over Toledo ... Scored a key TD in a victory at UNM ... Brought in six balls vs. both Kansas and SDSU ...

2002: Started eight games at one receiver spot ... Finished second on team with 42 catches for 502 yards - both career highs ... Caught at least one pass in all 12 games ... Caught eight balls for 109 yards with a season long of 34 at Toledo ... Hauled in seven passes for 73 yards at Utah ...

2001: Played in all 11 games and started three (at Wyoming, UNM and AFA) ... Led squad in season receptions with 25 and yards with 435 ... After no catches in Game One, posted breakout game vs. Northwestern, catching eight balls for a then-MWC single-game record 174 yards and two long touchdowns (42 and 53 yards) ... Yardage record was later bested by two other league players ... Also brought in five catches for 60 yards at New Mexico ... Caught at least one pass in final eight games ...

2000: Earned his first letter as a Rebel ... Served as a reserve receiver ... First career reception came at Ole Miss when he hauled in a 23-yard catch for a first down as part of key scoring drive to tie game and force overtime ... Also caught a nine-yard pass to give his team a crucial first down in game-deciding scoring drive in win over New Mexico ... Other catch came at San Diego State one week later ...

1999: Redshirted ...

HIGH SCHOOL: A 1999 graduate of Vista HS ... A star prepster who earned votes on Long Beach Press-Telegram?s prestigious Best in the West poll ... Considered one of the top prospects in the San Diego area ... Lettered two seasons at WR and DB for coach Steve Silverman who led the Panthers to three-straight CIF Section 4-A championships ... Tabbed PrepStar All-Region ... Named All-CIF and all-state the last two seasons ...

PERSONAL: Michael Johnson was born on Dec. 24, 1980, in San Diego ... The son of Michael and Gay Johnson ... Majored in sociology.

JOHNSON?S RECEIVING STATS
YEAR	REC	YARDS	AVG	TD	LONG		
2003	42	457	10.9	1	45	
2002	42	502	12.0	2	34
2001	25	435	17.4	2	56
2000	3	38	12.7	0	23
TOTAL	112	1,432	12.8	5	56

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