Collin Johnson

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Collin Johnson
No. 19 – Jacksonville Jaguars
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1997-09-23) September 23, 1997 (age 23)
Los Angeles, California
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:222 lb (101 kg)
Career information
High school:Valley Christian (CA)
College:Texas
NFL Draft:2020 / Round: 5 / Pick: 165
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2020
Receptions:18
Receiving yards:272
Receiving touchdowns:2
Player stats at NFL.com

Collin Johnson (born September 23, 1997) is an American football wide receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas. He is the son of College Football Hall of Fame cornerback Johnnie Johnson and attended high school at Valley Christian in San Jose. As of 2020, Johnson is the tallest wide receiver in the NFL.

High school career[edit]

Attending Valley Christian in San Jose, Johnson was limited by injury in both his sophomore and senior seasons but still eclipsed 1,100 yards as a senior.[1] By the winter of his sophomore year, Johnson had garnered scholarship offers from USC, Arizona State, Utah, Rutgers, Cal, and TCU, but committed to Texas on April 17, 2014 along with his brother Kirk, a running back who is a year older than Collin.[2]

College career[edit]

Johnson played in every game as a freshman and started one. As a sophomore, he started nine games and completed the season with 54 catches.[1]

Early in his junior season, Johnson hauled in a career-high 191 yards against USC, including 47 on a go-ahead touchdown.[3] After underperforming against Oklahoma, Johnson was replaced atop the depth chart by Dorian Leonard.[4] A year later, Johnson called the benching a learning opportunity and a chance for personal growth.[5]

Heading into his senior year, coach Tom Herman noted that Johnson improved markedly in the offseason.[3] Johnson also landed on the Walter Camp Award, Wuerffel Award, and Biletnikoff Award preseason watchlists.[6]

Johnson's acrobatics and 124 yards against TCU in week four earned him National Player of the Week accolades.[7] After a slight injury to his knee, Johnson missed the Nov 10 game against Texas Tech.[8] In the 2018 Big 12 Championship Game, Johnson set the title game record for receiving yards with 177. The performance came after Johnson was excluded from the All-Big 12 team for 2018.[9] His coaches also lauded him for increased blocking skills throughout the season.[10]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size Bench press
6 ft 5+58 in
(1.97 m)
222 lb
(101 kg)
31+34 in
(0.81 m)
9 in
(0.23 m)
17 reps
All values from NFL Combine[11]

Johnson was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fifth round with the 165th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.[12] The Jaguars received the 165th pick used to select Johnson as a result from a trade that sent Dante Fowler Jr. to the Los Angeles Rams.[13]

In Week 5 against the Houston Texans, Johnson recorded three catches for 30 yards and his first career touchdown reception during the 30–14 loss.[14] In Week 11 against the Cleveland Browns, Johnson recorded four catches for 96 yards and a touchdown during the 27–25 loss. Jaguars quarterback Mike Glennon threw a 46-yard pass that Johnson ran in for his second touchdown of the year.[15] On January 2, 2021, Johnson was placed on injured reserve.[16]

Personal life[edit]

Johnson's father Johnnie also played at Texas and played for ten years in the NFL; he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2007. Collin's older brother Kirk is also a football player at Texas, and his sister Camille is a member of the track and field team.[17] On June 26, 2020, Collin proposed to his girlfriend since high school, Sara Machado.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Craven, Mike; Davis, Brian (August 27, 2018). "The Texas 22: Starting at wide receiver — Collin Johnson". Austin American-Statesman. GateHouse Media. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  2. ^ Donohue, Tyler (April 17, 2014). "Brothers Kirk and Collin Johnson Commit to Texas Longhorns". Bleacher Report. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Moyle, Nick (August 15, 2018). "Texas' Collin Johnson a prototypical WR but isn't one for theatrics". Houston Chronicle. Hearst Communications. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  4. ^ Davis, Danny (October 16, 2017). "Following off week against Oklahoma, Collin Johnson replaced atop Texas' depth chart". Austin American-Statesman. GateHouse Media. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  5. ^ Davis, Danny (October 23, 2018). "With Cowboys on deck, Collin Johnson discusses what he learned from last year's benching". Austin American-Statesman. GateHouse Media. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  6. ^ Estes, Taylor (July 27, 2018). "Collin Johnson lands on watch list for Walter Camp Award". 247Sports.com. Retrieved December 10, 2018.
  7. ^ Hicks, Phil (September 25, 2018). "Flying High: Texas WR Collin Johnson named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week". Tyler Morning Telegraph. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  8. ^ Daeschner, Trenton (November 10, 2018). "Texas WR Collin Johnson, S Brandon Jones ruled out vs. Texas Tech". The Dallas Morning News. A. H. Belo. Archived from the original on November 16, 2018. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  9. ^ Daeschner, Trenton (December 1, 2018). "Texas WR Collin Johnson sets a Big 12 title game record for receiving yards". The Dallas Morning News. A. H. Belo. Archived from the original on December 2, 2018. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  10. ^ Moyle, Nick (November 8, 2018). "Collin Johnson's father knows best is yet to come for UT receiver". Houston Chronicle. Hearst Communications. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  11. ^ "Collin Johnson Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved November 1, 2020.
  12. ^ Estes, Taylor (April 25, 2020). "Jaguars pick Collin Johnson in fifth round of 2020 NFL Draft". 247 sports. Retrieved April 27, 2020.
  13. ^ "2020 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 21, 2020.
  14. ^ "Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans - October 11th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 11, 2020.
  15. ^ "Cleveland Browns at Jacksonville Jaguars - November 29th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 2, 2020.
  16. ^ Johnson, James (January 3, 2021). "Jags call on help from practice squad for season finale, place Collin Johnson on IR". USAToday.com. Retrieved February 15, 2021.
  17. ^ Moyle, Nick (August 30, 2018). "Longhorn brothers eager to finally share field together". Houston Chronicle. Hearst Communications. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  18. ^ Johnson, James (June 27, 2020). "Watch: Jags rookie Collin Johnson proposes to girlfriend Sara Machado". USA Today. Retrieved June 30, 2020.

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