Tyler Johnson (American football)

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Tyler Johnson
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Johnson with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2021
No. 18 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1998-08-25) August 25, 1998 (age 22)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:206 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:North Community (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
College:Minnesota
NFL Draft:2020 / Round: 5 / Pick: 161
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2020
Receptions:12
Receiving yards:169
Receiving touchdowns:2
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Tyler Johnson (born August 25, 1998) is an American football wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Minnesota.

Early years[edit]

Johnson attended North Community High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In high school, he played quarterback and defensive back.[1] He committed to play college football at the University of Minnesota as a wide receiver, after receiving offers from Wisconsin, Iowa, and Iowa State.[2][3]

College career[edit]

As a true freshman at Minnesota in 2016, Johnson played in all 13 games with one start and had 14 receptions for 141 yards and one touchdown. As a sophomore in 2017, he started the first ten games of the season before suffering an injury which cost him the final two games. He ended the season with 35 catches for 677 yards and seven touchdowns. As a junior in 2018, Johnson started all 13 games, recording 78 receptions for school records 1,169 yards and 12 touchdowns.[4][5] He was voted First-Team All-Big Ten by the media, and Second-Team by the coaches.[6] Johnson returned to Minnesota for his senior season in 2019 rather than enter the 2019 NFL Draft.[7][8] In his senior season, Johnson caught 86 passes for 1,318 yards and 13 touchdowns, all of which led the Big Ten and set new single-season school records. This earned him First-Team All-Big Ten honors.[9] His season was capped by a 12-reception, 204-yard, two-touchdown performance against Auburn in the Outback Bowl, and he was named the 2020 Outback Bowl MVP.[10] His 12 catches were tied for the 3rd most by a Minnesota receiver in one game, and his 204 yards were the second-most by a Minnesota receiver in one game. Johnson left Minnesota second all-time in receptions, with 213, and the all-time leader in both receiving yards, with 3,305, and receiving touchdowns, with 33.[11]

College statistics[12][edit]

Receiving Rushing
Year GP Rec Yds Avg Long 100+ 200+ TD Att Yds Avg TD
2016 7 14 141 10.1 34 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2017 10 35 677 19.3 67T 3 0 7 0 0 0 0
2018 13 78 1,169 15.0 52 6 0 12 0 0 0 0
2019 13 86 1,318 15.3 73T 6 1 13 1 −1 −1 0
Total 213 3,305 15.5 73T 15 1 33 1 -1 -1 0

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size
6 ft 1+38 in
(1.86 m)
206 lb
(93 kg)
30+78 in
(0.78 m)
9 in
(0.23 m)
All values from NFL Combine[13]

Johnson was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the 161st pick in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft.[14] In Week 5 of the 2020 season, he recorded his first four career receptions for 61 receiving yards in the 20–19 loss to the Chicago Bears.[15] In Week 6 against the Green Bay Packers, he scored his first professional receiving touchdown on a seven-yard reception from Tom Brady.[16] Overall, Johnson finished his rookie season with 12 receptions for 169 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns in 14 games.[17] Johnson played in Super Bowl LV, a 31–9 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs, earning a single target.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mason, Tyler. "From Minneapolis North to the Gophers, Tyler Johnson is..." The Athletic.
  2. ^ "Minneapolis North's Tyler Johnson commits to Gophers football team". Star Tribune.
  3. ^ "Gophers add versatility with Minneapolis North's Tyler Johnson". February 3, 2016.
  4. ^ Edholm, Eric. "NFL draft: Forget his 40 time — Minnesota's Tyler Johnson is among the elite college receivers". sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  5. ^ Greder, Andy. "After big junior season, could Gophers' Tyler Johnson leave early for NFL?". Grand Forks Herald. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  6. ^ "Big Ten Announces Football All-Conference Teams for Offense". bigten.org. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  7. ^ "Tyler Johnson returning to Gophers for senior season goes beyond football". Star Tribune.
  8. ^ "Pride of the North Side: Minneapolis sees Tyler Johnson as an agent for hope". Star Tribune. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  9. ^ "Big Ten Announces Football All-Conference Teams for Offense and Select Individual Honors". bigten.org. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  10. ^ "Gophers dominate Auburn 31–24 to win Outback Bowl". Star Tribune. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  11. ^ "Minnesota Golden Gophers Receiving". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  12. ^ "Tyler Johnson College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved October 26, 2020.
  13. ^ "Tyler Johnson Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  14. ^ "NFL Draft: Tyler Johnson is selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 5th Round". The Daily Gopher. April 27, 2020. Retrieved April 27, 2020.
  15. ^ "Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears – October 8th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 10, 2020.
  16. ^ "Green Bay Packers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – October 18th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  17. ^ "Tyler Johnson 2020 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2021.
  18. ^ Patra, Kevin (February 7, 2021). "What we learned from Buccaneers win over Chiefs in Super Bowl LV". NFL.com. Retrieved March 7, 2021.

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