3 Days Until the College Football Season Kicks Off
A high flying pass catcher.
Yesterday for day 4 we highlighted a shifty running back that made his bones with the Seminoles. Now today for day 3 we’ll take a look at a high flying pass catcher from the west coast.
Keyshawn Johnson was born in Los Angeles, California and attended Palisades High School before transferring to Susan Miller Dorsey High in Los Angeles. Johnson was a D1 caliber athlete in high school, but poor grades made him start his college career at the JUCO level.
At West Los Angeles College, Johnson played only eight games as a freshman before he stopped showing up to practice. He took the following season off to get affairs in order and then transferred to USC. No stats are recorded for his time at West Los Angeles College.
As a junior in 1994, Johnson played in eleven games for the USC Trojans. He reeled in sixty six balls for thirteen hundred yards and nine touchdowns. He was named First Team All Pac-10 for his efforts.
The following season as a senior in 1995, the L.A. native caught a hundred and two balls in twelve games with fourteen hundred yards accompanied by seven touchdowns.
Johnsons unreal stat line earned him another First Team All Pac-10 nod along with being a Pac-10 All American, winning the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year award, and received the 1995 Pop Warner Trophy.
Following his senior campaign, Johnson was drafted first overall in the 1996 NFL Draft by the New York Jets.
Tomorrow for day 2 as we get very very close, we’ll take a look at a star defensive player from the Big 12 that was beyond intimidating.