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Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Suisun, CA

High School:
Rodriguez HS

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 185

Position:
WR

Experience:
4L


11/05/2011

Strong First Half Not Enough

Rebels hang tough with No. 5 Boise State before falling 48-21.

10/29/2011

UNLV vs. Colorado State

UNLV vs. Colorado State Photo Gallery

09/18/2011

UNLV 40, Hawaii 20

Cornett's first-quarter run was the longest rushing score for the Rebels in 22 years.

09/01/2011

UNLV vs. Wisconsin - 9/1/11

AP Photos from today's game.

UNLV: A speedy and explosive offensive weapon who looks to earn time in the lineup as a senior after missing all of spring practice because of academic suspension ... Named Preseason Second Team All-MW at WR by Phil Steele's.

2010: Led team in receptions with a career-high 51 for 571 yards ... Tied Phillip Payne for team lead with five touchdown receptions ... Ranked fourth in the MW with 3.92 RPG and eighth in the league with 43.9 YPG ... Caught at least one pass in all but one game as a junior ... Had a monster night in a win over UNM, recording his second career 100-yard game with a career-best 138 yards on eight catches along with three touchdowns vs. the Lobos ... The trio of TDs were 10, 43 and 35 yards in length ... Grabbed seven passes for 94 yards at Utah and another seven for 67 yards vs. TCU ... Closed out season with a 76-yard effort on three catches at Hawaii including a 60-yard scoring play that was the longest TD of the season for the Rebels .... Also returned a team-leading nine punts with a long of 19 ... Completed his one pass attempt for 16 yards in a win over Wyoming.

2009: Emerged as a big part of the offense and finished third on team with 43 receptions for 484 yards ... Ranked 12th in the MW with 40.3 YPG through the air ... Caught a 75-yard touchdown from Omar Clayton vs. BYU for his only score of the season en route to his first 100-yard game (113 yards on six catches vs. Cougars) ... Caught at least one pass in final 10 games of sophomore season ... Hauled in a career-high seven receptions in victory over New Mexico ... That came one week after picking up 86 yards on six grabs vs. Utah ... Rushed 16 times for 75 net yards on the year for a per-carry average of 4.7 ... Also returned three punts for 19 yards, including a long of seven, and took his one kickoff return back 48 yards.

2008: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in all 12 games, including starting at BYU ... The end-around and direct-snap specialist rushed 17 times for 84 yards with a long of 17 ... Caught two balls for three total yards ... Set the UNLV and MW records (since broken) for kickoff returns in a season with 37 and KOR yards in a season with 853 ... Also set the school's single-game mark (since broken) with 169 yards vs. UNR ... Averaged 23.1 YPR (74th in the nation), with a long of 38 ... Also returned six punts for a 2.8 YPR average.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Rodriguez HS in Fairfield, CA ... Lettered three seasons for coach David Fishleigh as a QB, WR, RB, CB, S, KR and PR ... Helped the Mustangs to an 11-2 record and sectional championship as a senior ... Named first team all-league on both sides of the ball during junior and senior seasons ... Passed for 1,257 yards, 15 TDs and only two interceptions while running for 775 yards and another three scores as a senior ... Defensively, finished with 36 tackles and four interceptions in 2007 ... Averaged 28.3 yards on eight punt returns and 28.9 on eight kickoffs ... Also lettered three years in basketball as a guard and baseball as a P/CF. PERSONAL: Michael James Johnson was born on April 14, 1990, in Oakland, CA ... The son of Larry Johnson and LaJuana Brown ... Has two older brothers, Larry and Erick ... Also recruited by Fresno State and Nevada, Reno ... Majoring in communication.

MICHAEL JOHNSON'S OFFENSIVE STATS
RECEIVING
YEAR GP-GS REC YDS AVG TD LG
2010 13-11 51 571 11.2 5 60
2009 12-9 43 484 11.3 1 75
2008 12-1 2 3 1.5 0 2
TOTAL 37-21 96 1,058 11.0 6 75

RUSHING
YEAR GP-GS ATT YDS AVG TD LG
2010 13-11 2 -2 -1.0 0 4
2009 12-9 16 75 4.7 0 13
2008 12-1 17 84 4.9 0 17
TOTAL 37-21 35 157 4.5 0 17

KICKOFF RETURN
YEAR GP NO YDS AVG TD LG
2010 13 0 0 0 0 0
2009 12 1 48 48.0 0 25
2008 12 37 853 23.1 0 38
TOTAL 37 38 901 23.7 0 38

PUNT RETURN
YEAR GP NO YDS AVG TD LG
2010 13 9 22 2.4 0 19
2009 12 3 19 6.3 0 7
2008 12 6 17 2.8 0 16
TOTAL 37 18 58 3.2 0 19
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