2016 (FRESHMAN): Started 7 of 12 games played … Caught two passes for 25 yards … Helped block for the offense average 428.4 yards of total offense per game … Provided time for the offense to record both 200 yards passing and rushing in the same game five times … Helped pave the way for Rawleigh Williams III to capture the SEC regular season rushing title with 1,326 yards on the ground, while Austin Allen threw for an SEC-best 3,430 yards … at No. 15 TCU (Sept. 10): Made an 18-yard catch on the second play of a 13-play, 56-yard scoring drive … at Missouri (Nov. 25): Had one reception for seven yards.
HIGH SCHOOL: A consensus three-star recruit by ESPN, 247Sports, Rivals and Scout … Rated the No. 15 player in the state of Missouri and the No. 4 fullback in the class by ESPN with a grade of 73 … Rivals ranked him the No. 10 player in the state and the No. 4 fullback in the class … Tabbed the No. 1 player in the state and the No. 3 fullback in the class by Scout … Pegged the No. 16 player in the state and the No. 76 defensive end in the class by 247Sports … Finished senior season with two touchdown catches and 137 receiving yards under head coach A.J. Ofodile … Also registered 50 tackles, including eight for loss, 12 sacks and two pass breakups … Earned Missouri Media All-State Class 6 first team defensive line honors … Earned first-team all-state honors from the Missouri Football Coaches Association … As a junior, tallied 280 yards rushing and 161 yards receiving, found the end zone nine times on the ground, caught one touchdown pass … Defensively, recorded 60 tackles, including 10 for loss and eight sacks … Rushed for 100 yards and five touchdowns, tallied 70 yards receiving and passed for 90 yards and two touchdowns as a sophomore … Earned All-Central District honors from the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association … Also collected 85 tackles with 33 of the solo variety and six sacks … Helped lead the Bruins to an 8-6 record and the MSHSAA state championship under then-head coach Justin Conyers … Also played baseball, basketball and ice hockey … Chose Arkansas over Florida State, Missouri, Nebraska, Purdue and others.
PERSONAL: Born on July 17, 1997 … Son of Jim and Leah Johnson … Biology major … 2016-17 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll honoree.