Senior (2011): Started at receiver against UCLA, making two catches for 18 yards, picking up a third-and-long first down conversion.
Junior (2010): Played in all 12 games, starting five ... Caught two passes for 22 yards against UTEP... Had one catch for 17 yards against Tulane ... Registered two receptions for 31 yards vs. Mississippi State ... Recorded two catches for 14 yards, one counted for a score against Memphis ... had one catch for a 14-yard touchdown against Tulsa ... Posted a career-long reception of 68 yards at Southern Miss ... Had five catches for 63 yards and a touchdown in the season finale at Texas Tech.
Sophomore (2009): One of 29 players to compete in all 14 games ... Caught a 7-yard pass and made a tackle on special teams against Northwestern State during the season opener ... rushed for 30 yards and a pair of touchdowns on only five carries at C-USA rival Tulane. Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Tied a Houston single-season record with 14 games played against Air Force.
Redshirt Freshman (2008): Versatile player who competed in the backfield and as a member of special teams ... Earned starts at Colorado State and against C-USA rival Tulsa ... Competed in all 13 games ... Made his collegiate debut against Southern during the season opener ... made his first start at running back at Colorado State ... Finished with nine yards on two carries against the Rams ... Rushed for 68 yards on 10 carries and added an 8-yard reception against C-USA rival Tulane during the annual Homecoming game.
Freshman (2007): Sat out as a redshirt.
High School: Prepped at Berkner High in Richardson, Texas ... A three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Named All-Metroplex and All-Region ... Picked up District Offensive MVP honors... multiple recipient of the Dallas Morning-News Player of the Week ... Helped lead squad to three district championships, two state semifinal appearances and one state Final Four ... Racked up 1,548 yards rushing and 425 yards passing for 27 total touchdowns as a quarterback ... Also played point guard on the basketball team and was named the District MVP.
Personal: Full name is Justin Dean Johnson ... Born Sept. 18, 1988, in Dallas, Texas ... Son of John and Tiffany Owens ... Enjoys watching movies in his spare time ... Also recruited by Arizona, Kansas, UNLV, Wake Forest, Iowa State and Washington State ... Majoring in kinesiology-sports administration.
Justin Johnson's Career Bests
Rushing Attempts: 10, vs. Tulane (11-8-08)
Rushing Yards: 68, vs. Tulane (11-8-08)
Rushing Touchdowns: 2, at Tulane (10-17-09)
Long Rush: 12, vs. Tulane (11-8-08)
Receptions: 5, at Texas Tech (11-27-10)
Receiving Yards: 68, at Southern Miss (11-20-10)
Long Reception: 68, at Southern Miss (11-20-10)
Kickoff Returns: 1, vs. Tulsa (11-12-10)
Return Yards: 8, vs. Tulsa (11-12-10)
Long Return: 8, vs. Tulsa (11-12-10)