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Drake  Johnson

RS Senior

Ann Arbor, Mich.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 201



5th Sr.


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• Attempts: 16 - Indiana, 2014
• Yards:
122 - Indiana, 2014
• Touchdowns:
2 - twice (last: Ohio State, 2014)
• Long:
32 - Indiana, 2014

At Michigan
• Two-year letterman, earned U-M Athletic Academic Achievement
• Has appeared in 25 games, making three starts at running back
• Rushed 116 times for 641 yards (5.5 avg.) and scored eight touchdowns during his career
• Caught seven passes for 107 yards and two TDs in his career

Fifth-Year Senior (2016)
• Has not seen game action yet this season

Senior (2015)
• Appeared in 12 games, making one start
• Oregon State (Sept. 12): Recorded his first carry since coming off of injury, running for three yards
• UNLV (Sept. 19): Ran five times for 28 yards
• BYU (Sept. 26): Had five carries for 26 yards
• at Maryland (Oct. 3): Carried the ball 13 times for 71 yards and a touchdown; Added one catch for 31 yards and a touchdown
• Northwestern (Oct. 10): Ran twice for three yards and a touchdown
• at Minnesota (Oct. 31): Rushed 10 times for 55 yards, averaging 5.5 yards per carry with a long of 13 yards
• Rutgers (Nov. 7): Ran the ball seven times for 27 yards and a touchdown; caught one pass for 28 yards
• at Florida (Jan. 1): Carried the ball six times for 58 yards and added a receiving touchdown

Junior (2014)
• Earned first varsity letter
• Appeared in 12 games, making two starts
• Carried the ball 60 times for 361 yards and four touchdowns
• at Ohio State (Nov. 29): Rushed for 74 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries
• Maryland (Nov. 22): Tallied 94 yards on 14 attempts
• at Northwestern (Nov. 8): Carried 10 times for 30 yards, made first career start
• Indiana (Nov. 1): Set career-highs with 16 carries for 122 yards and two touchdowns
• at Michigan State (Oct. 25): Rushed for 13 yards on two carries
• Appalachian State (Aug. 30): Rushed for 28 yards on three carries, and had a career-long 27-yard run

Sophomore (2013)
• Appeared in one game as a reserve running back and on special teams
• Central Michigan (Aug. 31): Suffered a torn ACL, forcing him to miss the remainder of the season

Freshman (2012)
• Did not see game action
• Redshirted

• Attended Ann Arbor Pioneer High School (2012) coached by Paul Test

Key Statistics
• Rushed for 2,805 yards and 37 touchdowns on 343 carries as a senior
• Finished 95 yards shy of Michigan state rushing record
• Also caught five passes for 83 yards and a touchdown as a senior

Honors and Rankings
• Selected to participate in the 2012 MHSFCA East-West All-Star Game
• Unanimous selection to the 2011 Associated Press All-State team
• Named to the Detroit News Blue Chip List as a senior
• Named to the 2011 Detroit Free Press Dream Team

Other Sports
• Also lettered in track all four years
• Was All-America in 110-meter high hurdles and won two state titles in the event
• Won two indoor state titles in 60-meter HH
• Was all-state choice
• Was anchor on national championship shuttle hurdle team as junior

• Drake Johnson was born March 8, 1994
• Father, Michael, and mother, Pamela St. John, both attended Michigan, and Pamela is Michigan's cheerleading coach
• Brother, Carter, ran track at Eastern Michigan
• Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in environmental studies


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