CAREER: Veteran wide receiver who also played a significant role on special teams … A vertical threat throughout his career … Saw playing time in 46 games with 27 starts … Caught 69 passes for 822 yards and three touchdowns.
2014 SENIOR SEASON: Played and started in all 13 games … Made 14 catches for 227 yards and one score … Collected two catches for a team-high 75 yards in the Sept. 6 win vs. UAB, including a career-long 68-yard touchdown reception on the opening drive … Had two catches for 24 yards in the Oct. 11 win against No. 2 Auburn … Hauled in two catches for 44 yards in the road win at Kentucky … Recorded two catches for 31 yards in the Homecoming victory against UT Martin.
2013 JUNIOR SEASON: MSU’s second leading receiver in 2013, hauling in 34 passes for 389 yards … Tied for second on the squad with 19 receiving first downs … Finished 11 yards shy of career high with 70-yard performance at Arkansas (11/23) … Tallied three grabs for 61 yards in the first half versus the Razorbacks … Hauled in a career-high seven receptions at South Carolina (11/2), making five catches for 34 yards in the opening half … Helped MSU take an early 7-0 lead against the Gamecocks with two receptions for first downs during the game-opening 60-yard touchdown drive … Hauled in three passes for 30 yards and a pair of first downs against Troy (9/21), all in the second quarter … Finished Auburn contest with four receptions for 84 yards, including a career-best 61 yarder.
2012 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Saw action in all 13 games, catching 17 passes for 164 yards and two touchdowns . . . 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 23-yard catch . . . Caught 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 versus Arkansas . . . Finished the regular season with two catches for 13 yards at Ole Miss in the Egg Bowl.
2011 REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON: 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 TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON: Sat out 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 Clarion-Ledger 40 Most Wanted Recruits . . . Second-Team All-State in all classifications according to the 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 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 2009.
PERSONAL: Born Robert Earl Johnson II on Aug. 1, 1991 . . . Son of Robert, Sr. and Joanne Johnson … Earned his undergraduate degree in human sciences in December 2014.
JOHNSON’S CAREER HIGHS
Receptions – 7, at South Carolina (11-2-13)
Receiving Yards – 84, at Auburn (9-14-13)
Longest Reception – 68, vs. UAB (9-6-14)
Receiving Touchdowns - 1, (3x) last at Alabama (10-27-12)
Rushes – 1, (3x) last at Auburn (9-14-13)
Rushing Yards – 9, at Auburn (9-13-13)
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)