Bulldog Hall of Fame
Dennis Johnson Dennis Johnson
Basketball, 1969-73

The 6-6 Johnson, who earned four varsity basketball letters from 1969-73, continues to rank as the school's all-time leading scorer after compiling 2,312 career points. He also holds FSU's career rebounding mark with 1,156 boards and set the school's all-time record by converting 892 career field goals. A third-team 1973 NAIA All-America selection, Johnson led the Bulldogs to their first-ever GLIAC Championship as a senior in the 1972-73 campaign. In his four-year career, Ferris State registered a 80-28 (.741) overall record highlighted by its 26-4 mark in his final season under head coach Jim Wink. An All-GLIAC honoree, Johnson posted team season bests in both scoring and rebounding each of his final three campaigns. Johnson's 698 points and 279 field goals as a junior (1971-72) presently rank first among the school's single-season leaders. The Detroit Redford High School product holds three of FSU's top five individual single-season scoring performances as well as Ferris' career made free throw mark (528). A three-time NAIA All-District 23 pick, Johnson was a three-time team Most Valuable Player Award winner. The Bulldog standout was drafted by the NBA's Detroit Pistons and the ABA's Utah Stars upon concluding his collegiate career. He earned a degree in business administration at FSU and later a master's degree in guidance and counseling from Eastern Michigan. Johnson works as an agent for the Internal Revenue Service and resides in Ann Arbor, Mich., along with his wife, Eileen. The couple also has a son, Aaron, and a daughter, Ryan.

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