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2001 Football Roster


Jason Johnson

Class: Sr.
Position: QB
Height: 6-2
Weight: 216 pounds
Previous School: NW Mississippi JC
Hometown: Newport News, VA

Noteworthy: Platooned with Wes Counts most of 2000 ... Was a receiver for Warwick High School in Newport News, VA his junior year where he caught passes from Michael Vick ... A strong-armed quarterback who got better as the season progressed in 2000 ... An excellent athlete who can make things happen with his arm and feet ... Chose MT over Houston and Arkansas State.

2000: Saw action in all 11 games, including two as a starter ... Was 2-0 as a starter ... Completed 88 of 144 passes for 1,006 yards and four touchdowns ... His 61.1 completions percentage was the sixth best in school history ... Had five total interceptions ... Registered a career best 226 passing yards on 16 of 24 passing against Louisiana-Lafayette ... Completed 16 of 22 passes for 201 yards in a win over Louisiana Tech in which he started ... In his first game as a Blue Raider, Johnson completed 13 of 16 passes at Illinois ... Tallied career-highs in completions (19) and attempts (36) at Maryland ... Had 199 passing yards and a personal-high two touchdowns against the Terps ... Rushed for a season-high 28 yards at Mississippi State ... Tossed a personal best 59-yard touchdown to Don Calloway against ULL ... Had three rushing touchdowns on the season (Mississippi State, Connecticut and Louisiana-Lafayette) ... His rushing touchdown against the Ragin' Cajuns came from 17 yards out and tied the score in the first overtime period.

NW Miss. JC: An honorable mention All-American at Northwest Mississippi CC after leading them to an 11-1 mark and a state championship in 1999 ... Also earned All-State and All-Region honors ... Guided the nation's most potent junior college offense by completing 131 of 230 passes for 2,152 yards and 31 touchdowns ... Northwest averaged a nation's best 516.6 yards a game ... Rushed 11 times on the season for 169 yards ... Rated sixth in the nation in total offense ... Named the MVP of the Mississippi JUCO All-Star game in 1999.

High School: Played at Denbigh High School in Newport News, VA ... Became the first 1,000-yard passer in school history as a senior ... Played for coach A.C. Cauthorn

Personal: Parent: Belinda Emery ... Born: 9/6/79 ... Major: University Studies.



2001 Game-by-Game Stats
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