Football, Basketball & Track, 1986-91
Johnson, a Muskegon Reeths Puffer product, was a second-team 1989 Don Hansen's Football Gazette NCAA Division II All-America pick after concluding his career as one of the school's top all-time pass receivers. He presently ranks fourth on the Ferris career receiving chart with 2,276 yards and holds the school record for longest receiving touchdown - 93 yards versus Clarion (Pa.) on 9/16/89. Johnson, who received FSU's 1988 MVP Award, currently holds the school's single-game all-purpose total yards record as he compiled 525 total yards while setting NCAA records (all division) for all-purpose yardage and average gain per play against Clarion in 1989. He holds school kickoff return records for a game (8), season (40) and career (106) besides kickoff yards returned records in a game (261), season (938) and career (2,609). A two-time (1988-89) first-team All-GLIAC choice, Johnson was the school's Most Valuable Offensive Skill Player as a senior and named one of 24 candidates for the Harlon Hill Trophy symbolizing the nationís top NCAA Division II player. Johnson, who twice (1988-89) led the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) in receiving, later spent time in the World League of America Football, the Canadian Football League and the Arena Football League. The 5-9 Johnson appeared in the inaugural Arena Football League All-Star Game as a professional. He briefly played basketball for the Bulldogs in 1990-91, averaging 5.8 points per game and sinking 13 three-point baskets in 15 contests. Johnson resides in Muskegon with his wife, Jennifer, and their two children.