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#7 David Johnson
Position: Running Back
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 229
Year: Senior
Hometown: Clinton, Iowa
High School: Clinton
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David Johnson Biography
Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications
Release: 06/01/2011

2013: Saw action in 11 games, starting 10 at running back … led the team in rushing with 1,286 yards on the ground from 222 carries … finished third on the team in receiving yards with 393 and led the team in all-purpose yards with 1,679 … ended the season ranked 11th in all-purpose yards in the FCS and 10th in rushing yards per game after averaging 116.9 … is tied for fourth all-time in career rushing touchdowns with 32 and is seventh all-time with 264 career points … moved into fourth all-time in career rushing yards with 3,129 … is 10th all-time for career all-purpose yards with 4,327 … tied the UNI record for touchdowns in a game with his four-touchdown performance against Iowa State (8/31) … rushed for a career-high 199 yards against Iowa State, earning MVFC Offensive Player of the Week and National Running Back of the Week honors … rushed for 100-plus yards seven times during the season … earned first team All-MVFC honors.

2012: Saw action in all 11 games and started seven … was named to the 2012 All-MVFC Second Team … named MVFC Player of the Week on 11/11 … named College Sports Madness MVFC Offensive Player of the Week after the South Dakota game (11/10) … led the team in scoring with 108 points off of 18 touchdowns … finished the season with five multi-touchdown games and 1,021 rushing yards for 13 rushing touchdowns … led the MVFC in scoring and was tied for fifth in the FCS in scoring with 9.82 points per game … finished the season 10th all-time at UNI in career touchdowns with 30 and ninth all-time at UNI in rushing touchdowns with 22 … notched a season high 149 rushing yards at Western Illinois (11/3) … recorded a season high 107 receiving yards against Wisconsin (9/1) … finished with a season high 162 all-purpose yards against Illinois State (10/27) which included 118 rushing yards and 44 yards in the air.

2011: Saw action in 13 games for the Panthers ... earned the starting nod in five contests ... finished fourth in the voting for the Jerry Rice Award (awarded to the nation’s top FCS freshman) ... finished runnerup for MVFC Freshman of the Year ... finished fourth for MVFC Newcomer of the Year ... named to the MVFC All-Newcomer Team ... tabbed as an honorable mention All-MVFC ... earned MVFC Newcomer of the Week in his first career game at Iowa State ... he carried 10 times for 36 yards and one touchdown and caught two passes for 83 yards and a touchdown at Iowa State (9/03) ... earned MVFC Newcomer of the Week for the second-consecutive week following a season-high 31-carry 87-yard rushing performance with two scores and one catch for seven yards at Stephen F. Austin (9/10) ... carried 179 times for 822 yards (4.6 yards per carry) and nine touchdowns on the season ... caught 33 passes for 422 yards (12.8 yards per catch) and three scores ... registered his first-career 100-yard rushing game vs. Western Illinois in a 38-10 Panther victory with 21 carries for 132 yards (9/24) ... tallied his first 100-yard receiving game with a career and season-high 10 catches for 114 yards and one touchdown at North Dakota State (10/29) ... rushed eight times for 24 yards and a score in a 28-21 victory over Wofford in the second round of the FCS playoffs (12/03) ... tallied 1,244 all-purpose yards on the year.

2010: Redshirted.

High School: Earned first-team Class 4A all-state honors from the Des Moines Register and Iowa Newspaper Association ... first-team MAC all-conference as a running back and defensive back ... led Clinton to an 11-1 record senior year ... 2009 Outstanding Offensive Player for Clinton HS ... accounted for school record 42 touchdowns as a senior ... Clinton HS all-time leader in career receptions, career receiving yards, career and single-season total offense and single game record for touchdowns (6) ... 2010 Shrine Bowl All-Star game invitee ... two-time Drake and state qualifier in track ... second-place finish in 4x200 and 4x400 relays at the Drake Relays ... WQAD Channel 8 two-time winner of the Player of the Week Award ... second-team all-conference in basketball as a junior ... maintained over a 3.0 GPA throughout high school.

Personal: Son of Regina Johnson ... majoring in physical education.

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