CAREER: A fast-rising junior wide receiver expected to help fill in the gap left by the loss of four senior receivers … Has seen playing time in 20 games for the Bulldogs, including a start against UAB in 2011 . . . Has 21 catches for 206 yards and two scores in his career . . .
2012: Saw action in all 13 games, catching 17 passes for 164 yards and two touchdowns . . . Caught a pass for seven yards in the season opener vs. Jackson State and another one for eight yards the next week in the home win vs. Auburn . . . Hauled in a six-yard reception in the home victory against South Alabama . . . Reeled in a 19-yard reception in the SEC road win at Kentucky . . . Recorded two catches for 36 yards and a touchdown in the homecoming triumph versus MTSU, including a career-long 23-yard catch . . . Caught a career-best four passes for 23 yards and a touchdown at Alabama, while also returning a kickoff for a career-long 37 yards . . . Caught two passes vs. Texas A&M for seven yards each . . . Returned five kickoffs for 108 yards at LSU . . . Also caught one pass for 14 yards against the Tigers . . . Caught a 20-yard pass and finished with two catches for 24 yards in the home win vs. Arkansas . . . Finished the regular season with two catches for 13 yards at Ole Miss in the Egg Bowl … Returned one kickoff for 21 yards in the season-finale Gator Bowl against Northwestern.
2011: Played in seven games during the 2011 season, making his only start in the win at UAB . . . Made one catch for 20 yards against UT Martin . . . Caught a career-high three passes for 22 yards at No. 6 Arkansas.
2010: Sat out his freshman year as a redshirt.
HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked the fifth most-coveted player in the state of Mississippi in the Mississippi Press’ Fantastic 15 . . . No. 9 prospect in the state of Mississippi regardless of position by Rivals.com . . . No. 10 prospect according to SuperPrep Magazine . . . No. 11 prospect in the state according to Scout.com . . . A four-star recruit according to Rivals.com . . . The consensus second-ranked wide receiver in the state of Mississippi in the 2010 class . . . Member of the Jackson Clarion-Ledger 40 Most Wanted Recruits . . . Second-Team All-State in all classifications according to the Jackson Clarion-Ledger . . . During senior season caught 28 passes for 529 yards with a long of 70 yards and a pair of scores . . . Also had 167 carries for 798 yards and nine touchdowns . . . Helped lead Warriors to the Class 6A state title game . . . Caught six passes for 78 yards in the state championship against South Panola . . . Member of the Jackson Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen . . . Selected to play in the Mississippi High School All-Star Game . . . As a junior caught 48 passes for 632 yards and four scores . . . Also rushed for 276 yards and four TDs on 31 carries . . . Committed to Mississippi State in December of 2009 .. Also held offers from Auburn, Kentucky, Louisville, Ole Miss, Southern Miss and West Virginia.
PERSONAL: Born Robert Earl Johnson II on Aug. 1, 1991 . . . Son of Robert, Sr. and Joanne Johnson.
JOHNSON’S Career Highs
Receptions – 4, at Alabama (10-27-12)
Receiving Yards – 36, vs. Middle Tennessee State (10-20-12)
Longest Reception – 23, vs. Middle Tennessee State (10-20-12)
Receiving Touchdowns - 1, (2x) last at Alabama (10-27-12)
Rushes – 1, (2x) last vs. UT Martin (11-5-11)
Rushing Yards – 7, vs. UT Martin (11-5-11)
Kick Returns – 5, at LSU (11-10-12)
Kick Return Yards – 108, at LSU (11-10-12)
Longest Kick Return – 37, at Alabama (10-27-12)
All Purpose Yards - 122, at LSU (11-10-12)