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Jeremiah Johnson
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Jeremiah Johnson 28232
Position: Running Back
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
City/State: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: Dorsey HS
Experience: 1 Letter

Jeremiah Johnson's Career Statistics

PERSONAL Born Jeremiah Alex Johnson on Feb. 15, 1987 in Los Angeles. Parent: Sabrina Pumphrey. Family: One brother, one sister. High School (Coach): Dorsey (Paul Knox) 2005. Major: Political Science.

2009 Senior Bowl participant ...

2008 Returned from off-season knee injury and barely skipped a beat ... Once he learned to trust his speed to outrun the opposition rather than elude would-be tacklers, he provided a different dimension ... Benefitted from sharing the rushing load all of his collegiate career, but rose to the top when he stepped out of the shadow of last spring’s first-round NFL draft pick Jonathan Stewart ... Rushed for 1,201 yards, the sixth-highest total in team history, and finished his career sixth all-time with 2,336 yards ... Career yards per carry average of 6.7 ranks first among UO players with 2,000 or more yards ... The school’s 14th 1,000-yard rusher eclipsed the 100-yard plateau on five occasions in 2008, including four times in his last five outings ... Ran for 119 yards in his final collegiate game, including a Holiday Bowl record 76-yard touchdown in the victory vs. Oklahoma State ... Racked up a career-high 219 yards (seventh-best single-game total at UO) on the ground against Oregon State, dashing for runs of 79 and 83 yards, the second going for a touchdown ... The second-team Pac-10 all-conference choice and Ducks’ most inspirational player award recipient finished the year fourth in the league in rushing (92.4 avg.) and 34th nationally ... Found his way into the end zone in nine games as a senior and enjoyed seven multiple touchdown contests throughout his 39 collegiate appearances ... Included were three TDs at Washington State ... Team’s second-leading scorer also moved into eighth on program’s all-time scoring list (188 points) ... Limited as a receiver due to a shoulder injury, caught eight passes for 75 yards ... The program’s fastest running back through 40 yards at 4.66.

2007 His season was cut short due to injury after six games, but he still made his mark in helping the Ducks to a 5-1 start as the co-No. 1 running back along with All-American Jonathan Stewart ... Increased his yards per carry for a third consecutive year (6.4) in rushing for 344 yards and five touchdowns ... Also caught seven passes for 98 yards (14.0 avg.), including a 35-yard score vs. Fresno State ... Opened the season with a two-touchdown performance vs. Houston and racked up 89 yards on 13 carries at Michigan ... Caught four balls for 48 yards while totaling 88 all-purpose yards vs. California ... Was having a monster day with 63 yards on four carries with a pair of touchdowns before succumbing to a knee injury in the first half vs. Washington State.

2006 Oregon’s second-leading rusher and third-best scorer (62 pts.) paced the team’s running attack on four occasions, including a career-high 103 yards (10 carries) vs. Arizona ... Also tallied a team-high 74 yards rushing in lone collegiate start at Fresno State as well as topped 80 yards on the ground vs. Arizona State (89) and Portland State (86) ... Came within 35 yards of matching the output of previous year’s rushing leader ... Also caught 17 passes for 100 yards and scored points in eight of 13 appearances, including three touchdowns and a season-best 157 all-purpose yards against the Vikings ... Finished fifth in the Pac-10 in punt returns (9.8 avg.) despite not returning punts the second half of the season, eighth in kickoff returns (20.4 avg.), ninth in all-purpose yards (92.3 avg.) and 10th in rushing (49.5 avg.) ... Tallied a career-best 37-yard kickoff return vs. Portland State as well as a 27-yard punt run back at Fresno State ... Returned five kickoffs at California for 113 yards ... Was tabbed as team’s offensive player of the week for his play vs. Portland State along with after his effort against Arizona.  

2005 His tale of two seasons included six scout team player-of-the-week commendations in the first four weeks before his redshirt status was lifted ... Stepped onto the field for each of the final eight games to finish as team’s fourth-leading rusher and seventh in the Pac-10 in kickoff returns (22.9 avg.) ... Accumulated a season-high 63 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries in his collegiate debut at Stanford (25 snaps), while adding 139 all-purpose yards (114 kickoff return) at Washington State ... Also completed the year with four receptions for 30 yards, including a crucial 19-yard catch vs. Oklahoma late in the fourth quarter in the Holiday Bowl.

HIGH SCHOOL Accumulated 1,615 yards (8.9 avg.) and 18 touchdowns rushing as a senior despite splitting time at running back ... Also added nine receptions for 149 yards and two scores for the Coliseum League champions ... Ran for 100 yards or more in six of seven appearances, including 173 rushing yards and 64 yards receiving against San Pedro ... The conference’s scoring leader (120 points) and third-leading rusher also tallied seven TDs in back-to-back wins over San Pedro and Sylmar ... Named the 2004 Oregon Football Camp MVP.

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